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Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium Series : A Decade of Extrasolar Planets around Normal Stars: Proceedings of the Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium, held in Baltimore, Maryland May 2-5, 2005 Series Number 19 - Mario Livio

Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium Series

A Decade of Extrasolar Planets around Normal Stars: Proceedings of the Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium, held in Baltimore, Maryland May 2-5, 2005 Series Number 19

By: Mario Livio (Editor), Kailash Sahu (Editor), Jeff Valenti (Editor)

Paperback Published: 28th April 2011
ISBN: 9780521173308
Number Of Pages: 196

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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.

Extrasolar planets: past, present, and future
The quest for very low-mass planets
Extrasolar planets: a galactic perspective
The Kepler Mission: Design, expected science results, opportunities to participate
Observations of the atmospheres of extrasolar planets
Planetary migration
Observational constraints on dust disk lifetimes: implications for planet formation
The evolution of gas in disks
Planet formation
Core accretion-gas capture model for gas giant planet formation
Gravitational instabilities in protoplanetary disks
Conference summary: the quest for new worlds
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ISBN: 9780521173308
ISBN-10: 0521173302
Series: Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 196
Published: 28th April 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.0  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.32

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