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A Decade of Extrasolar Planets around Normal Stars
Proceedings of the Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium, held in Baltimore, Maryland May 2–5, 2005

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  • Editors:
  • Mario Livio, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore
  • Kailash Sahu, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore
  • Jeff Valenti, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore
A. P. Boss, M. Mayor, F. Pepe, C. Lovis, D. Queloz, S. Udry, I. N. Reid, W. J. Borucki, D. Koch, G. Basri, T. Brown, D. Caldwell, E. Devore, E. Dunham, T. Gautier, J. Geary, R. Gilliland, A. Gould, S. Howell, J. Jenkins, D. Latham, T. M. Brown, R. Alonso, M. Knölker, H. Rauer, W. Schmidt, P. J. Armiitage, W. K. M. Rice, L. A. Hillenbrand, J. Najita, J. J. Lissauer, O. Hubicky, R. H. Durisen, J. E. Pringle
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  • Date Published: April 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521173308

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  • Humans have long thought that planetary systems similar to our own should exist around stars other than the Sun, yet the search for planets outside our Solar System has had a dismal history of discoveries that could not be confirmed. However, this all changed in 1995, after which astonishing progress can be seen in this field; we now know of more than 200 extrasolar planets. These findings mark crucial milestones in the search for extraterrestrial life – arguably one of the most intriguing endeavors of modern science. These proceedings from the 2005 Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium on Extrasolar Planets explore one of the hottest topics in astronomy. Discussions include the Kepler mission, observational constraints on dust disk lifetimes and the implications for planet formation, and gravitational instabilities in protoplanetary disks. With review papers written by world experts in their fields, this is an important resource on extrasolar planets.

    • Contains world experts' views on one of the most interesting topics in astronomy
    • An important resource for researchers preparing for the planet search and survey missions by NASA and other space agencies
    • Discusses a crucial milestone in the search for extraterrestrial life - one of the most intriguing endeavors of modern science
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    • Date Published: April 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521173308
    • length: 196 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.32kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Extrasolar planets: past, present, and future A. P. Boss
    2. The quest for very low-mass planets M. Mayor, F. Pepe, C. Lovis, D. Queloz and S. Udry
    3. Extrasolar planets: a galactic perspective I. N. Reid
    4. The Kepler Mission: Design, expected science results, opportunities to participate W. J. Borucki, D. Koch, G. Basri, T. Brown, D. Caldwell, E. Devore, E. Dunham, T. Gautier, J. Geary, R. Gilliland, A. Gould, S. Howell, J. Jenkins and D. Latham
    5. Observations of the atmospheres of extrasolar planets T. M. Brown, R. Alonso, M. Knölker, H. Rauer and W. Schmidt
    6. Planetary migration P. J. Armitage and W. K. M. Rice
    7. Observational constraints on dust disk lifetimes: implications for planet formation L. A. Hillenbrand
    8. The evolution of gas in disks J. Najita
    9. Planet formation J.J. Lissauer
    10. Core accretion-gas capture model for gas giant planet formation O. Hubickyj
    11. Gravitational instabilities in protoplanetary disks R. H. Durisen
    12. Conference summary: the quest for new worlds J. E. Pringle.

  • Editors

    Mario Livio, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore

    Kailash Sahu, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore

    Jeff Valenti, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore

    Contributors

    A. P. Boss, M. Mayor, F. Pepe, C. Lovis, D. Queloz, S. Udry, I. N. Reid, W. J. Borucki, D. Koch, G. Basri, T. Brown, D. Caldwell, E. Devore, E. Dunham, T. Gautier, J. Geary, R. Gilliland, A. Gould, S. Howell, J. Jenkins, D. Latham, T. M. Brown, R. Alonso, M. Knölker, H. Rauer, W. Schmidt, P. J. Armiitage, W. K. M. Rice, L. A. Hillenbrand, J. Najita, J. J. Lissauer, O. Hubicky, R. H. Durisen, J. E. Pringle

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