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Extrasolar planets

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  • New Worlds in the Cosmosby Michel Mayor; Pierre-Yves Frei; Boud Roukema

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 68.00

    Account of the successful search for planets outside our Solar System. more...

  • Exoplanetsby Chris Kitchin

    Springer 2011; US$ 29.95

    "Exoplanets: Finding, Exploring, and Understanding Alien Worlds" probes the basis for possible answers to the fundamentals questions asked about these planets orbiting stars other than our Sun. This book examines what such planets might be like, where they are, and how we find them. Until around ten years ago, the only planets that we knew... more...

  • The Earth as a Distant Planetby M. Vázquez; E. Pallé; P. Montańés Rodríguez

    Springer 2010; US$ 169.00

    In The Earth as a Distant Planet, the authors become external observers of our solar system from a distance and try to determine how one can understand how Earth, the third in distance to the central star, is essentially unique and capable of sustaining life. The knowledge gained from this original perspective is then applied to the search for other... more...

  • Exoplanetsby John Mason

    Springer 2008; US$ 259.00

    This edited, multi-author volume will be an invaluable introduction and reference to all key aspects in the field of exoplanet research. The reviews cover: Detection methods and properties of known exoplanets, Detection of extrasolar planets by gravitational microlensing. The formation and evolution of terrestrial planets in protoplanetary and debris... more...

  • Extrasolar Planetsby Patrick Cassen; Tristan Guillot; Andreas Quirrenbach

    Springer 2007; US$ 169.00

    Research on extrasolar planets is one of the exciting fields of activity in astrophysics, from early speculations on the existence of planets orbiting other stars to the first discoveries and characterization of extrasolar planets. This book talks about this breakthrough as the result of a growing interest of a large community of researchers. more...

  • Habitability and Cosmic Catastrophesby Gerda Horneck; Christopher P. McKay

    Springer 2008; US$ 179.00

    It is known today that the evolution of life on Earth was neither a steady progression nor uniform. There were several periods of mass extinction. These catastrophic events played a crucial role in the rise of new species. The author discusses whether and how such events could have occurred in the recently found extrasolar planetary systems. more...

  • Planets in Binary Star Systemsby Nader Haghighipour

    Springer 2010; US$ 219.00

    The discovery of extrasolar planets over the past decade has had major impacts on our understanding of the formation and dynamical evolution of planetary systems. There are features and characteristics unseen in our solar system and unexplainable by the current theories of planet formation and dynamics. Among these new surprises is the discovery of... more...

  • The Crowded Universeby Alan Boss

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 16.95

    From one of the leaders of the search for extrasolar planets, a riveting account of the next breakthrough: the imminent discovery of planets similar to Earth. more...

  • Strange New Worldsby Ray Jayawardhana

    HarperCollins Canada 2011; US$ 13.99

    We are living in an extraordinary age of discovery. After millennia of musings and a century of false claims, our knowledge of other worlds has suddenly exploded. Since 1995, astronomers have found hundreds of planets orbiting other stars—discoveries that have surprised us and challenged our views many times over. At the crux of the astronomers? pursuit... more...

  • Measurements of Spin-Orbit Angles for Transiting Systemsby Teruyuki Hirano

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This thesis presents accurate analyses of the spin-orbit angle for many remarkable transiting exoplanetary systems, including the first measurement of the Rossiter-McLaughlin effect for a multiple transiting system.?The author presents the observational methods needed to probe the spin-orbit angle, the relation between the stellar spin axis and planetary... more...