A Decade of Extrasolar Planets around Normal Stars by Livio M., Sahu K., Valenti J. (eds.)

By Livio M., Sahu K., Valenti J. (eds.)

People have lengthy idea that planetary structures just like our personal should still exist round stars except the solar, but the quest for planets outdoor our sunlight process has had a depressing heritage of discoveries that may now not be proven. although, this all replaced in 1995, and then awesome development could be visible during this box; we now comprehend of greater than 2 hundred extrasolar planets. those findings mark an important milestones within the look for extraterrestrial lifestyles - arguably essentially the most interesting endeavors of recent technological know-how. those lawsuits from the 2005 house Telescope technology Institute Symposium on Extrasolar Planets discover one of many most well-liked themes in astronomy. Discussions contain the Kepler venture, observational constraints on dirt disk lifetimes and the consequences for planet formation, and gravitational instabilities in protoplanetary disks. With evaluation papers written via global specialists of their fields, this is often a massive source on extrasolar planets.

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Et al. 2006 A&A 447, 361. Extrasolar planets: A galactic perspective By I. N E I L L R E I D Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA The host stars of extrasolar planets (ESPs) tend to be metal rich. We have examined other properties of these stars in search of systematic trends that might distinguish exoplanet hosts from the hoi polloi of the Galactic disk; we find no evidence for such trends among the present sample. The α-element abundance ratios show that several ESP hosts are likely to be members of the thick disk population, indicating that planet formation has occurred throughout the full lifetime of the Galactic disk.

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