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For the first time in human history, we know for certain the existence of planets around other stars. Now the fastest-growing field in space science, the time is right for this fundamental source book on the topic which will lay the foundation for its continued growth. Exoplanets serves as both an introduction for the non-specialist and a foundation for the techniques and equations used in exoplanet observation by those dedicated to the field.... planet search method, a technique very different from astrometry and radial velocity was emerging from radio observations of pulsar timing to take ... It is fair to say that the blank parts of the mass vs. semimajor axis diagram (Fig. ... 100 10 1 M Ma Transit Microlensing Direct Imaging 0.1 0.01 0.01 0.1 1 10 100 1000 E a r t h M a s s e s 104 Semimajor Axis (AU) Fig. 1. Known exoplanets as of July 2010.

Author:Sara Seager
Publisher:University of Arizona Press - 2010


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