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Planets Outside the Solar System : Theory and Observations :  Theory and Observations - Jean-Marie Mariotti

Planets Outside the Solar System : Theory and Observations

Theory and Observations

By: Jean-Marie Mariotti (Editor), Danielle M. Alloin (Editor)

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Published: April 1999
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The observation and understanding of extra-solar planetary systems has become a very exciting topic that poses challenges to many fields of human knowledge. A few years after the first observational evidence of planets outside the Solar System, this field of research has experienced spectacular developments. One of the characteristics of the field is that it draws together researchers from a variety of fields: astrophysics, geophysics, biochemistry, etc., and opens up new areas for their interactions. This book sets out a synthesis of the advances and points of view of this adventure. Young students, researchers, engineers involved or about to become involved in this challenging quest for extra-solar planets will benefit by reading such a synthetic review.

Preface
List of Participants
Theory and Modeling
The Unfinished History of Plant Searches
Latest Stages of Star Formation and Circumstellar Environment of Young Stellar Objects
Infalling Material on Young Stars
Protostellar Discs and Planet Formation
Zodiacal Dust in the Earth Sciences
Circumstellar Disks and Outer Planet Formation
Dynamical Interaction of Planets in the Circumstellar Disk
The New Planetary Systems
Extrasolar Giant Planet and Brown Dwarf Theory
From the Interstellar Medium to Planetary Atmospheres via Comets
Giant Planet Formation: Formation and Growth of Massive Envelopes
Extra-Solar Planets: Atmospheres
Observational Methods
Astrometric Techniques
Searching for Unseen Planets via Occultation and Microlensing
Indirect Searches: Doppler Spectroscopy and Pulsar Timing
Frequency analysis and Extrasolar Planets
Direct Searches: Imaging, Dark Speckle and Coronography
Direct Searches: Interferometric Methods
Large Ground-Based Telescopes with High Order Adaptive Optics for Imaging Faint Objects and Extra-Solar Planets
Reflected Light from Close-in Extrasolar Giant Planets
Strategies for Space Programs
Astrobiology
Biological Foundations of Life
The Contributions of ISO to Exoplanetary Systems Research and Astrobiology
Are We Alone in the Cosmos?
Strategies for Remote Detection of Life
Scenery of Extra-Solar Planet Search, from an Extragalactic Viewpoint
Subject Index
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ISBN: 9780792357087
ISBN-10: 0792357086
Series: NATO Science Series C
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 421
Published: April 1999
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.83