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Strategy for the Detection and Study of Other Planetary Systems and Extrasolar Planetary Materials : 1990-2000 - National Research Council

Strategy for the Detection and Study of Other Planetary Systems and Extrasolar Planetary Materials

1990-2000

Paperback Published: 1st January 1990
ISBN: 9780309041935
Number Of Pages: 96

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This volume addresses a new opportunity in the planetary sciences--to extend our exploration outward to discover and study planetary systems that may have formed or are forming around other stars. It concludes that a coordinated program of astronomical observation, laboratory research, theoretical development, and understanding of the dynamics and origins of whatever may be found would be a technologically feasible and potentially richly rewarding extension of the study of bodies within the solar system.

1 Front Matter; 2 Executive Summary; 3 1. Introduction; 4 2. Basic Scientific Goals; 5 3. Present Understanding of the Origin of Planetary Systems; 6 4. Observations of Extrasolar Planetary and Protoplanetary Material; 7 5. Observational Requirements for Identification of Extrasolar-System Planets; 8 6. Future Investigations of Precursor Planetary Systems; 9 7. Relation to Other Astronomical and Astrophysical Studies; 10 8. Recommendations; 11 Appendix A: The Large Star Sample Required for a Photometric Planetary Search; 12 Appendix B: List of Members, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Resources

ISBN: 9780309041935
ISBN-10: 0309041937
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 1st January 1990
Publisher: National Academies Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2

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