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Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics : Extrasolar Planets - Hans Deeg

Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics

Extrasolar Planets

By: Hans Deeg (Editor), Juan Antonio Belmonte (Editor), Antonio Aparicio (Editor)

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Published: 29th March 2012
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This 2007 volume presents the lectures from the sixteenth Winter School of the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, which was dedicated to extrasolar planets. Research into extrasolar planets is one of the most exciting fields of astrophysics, and the past decade has seen a research leap from speculations on the existence of planets orbiting other stars to the discovery of around 200 planets to date. The book covers a wide range of issues, from the state-of-the-art observational techniques used to detect extrasolar planets, to the characterizations of these planets, and the techniques used in the remote detection of life. It also looks at the insights we can gain from our own Solar System, and how we can apply them. The contributors, all of high-standing in the field, provide a balanced and varied introduction to extrasolar planets for research astronomers and graduate students, bridging theoretical developments and observational advances."

Participants
Preface
Acknowledgements
Extrasolar planet detection methods Laurance
Statistical properties of exoplanets
Characterizing extrasolar planets
From clouds to planet systems: formation and evolution of stars and planets
Abundances in stars with extrasolar planetary systems
Brown dwarfs: the bridge between stars and planets
The perspective: a panorama of the Solar System
Habitable planets around the Sun and other stars
Biomarkers of extrasolar planets and their observability
Index
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ISBN: 9780521155601
ISBN-10: 0521155606
Series: Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 29th March 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.0  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.46