Exoplanets

Finding, Exploring, and Understanding Alien Worlds

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ISBN: 978-1-4614-0643-3 (Print) 978-1-4614-0644-0 (Online)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi

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    Pages 1-6

    Because We Live on One! – or – Why Planets and Exoplanets Are Important

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    Pages 7-13

    A Quick Tour of the Exoplanet Menagerie

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    Pages 15-43

    An Exoplanet Retrospective

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    Pages 45-70

    In the Beginning – The First Exoplanet Discoveries

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    Pages 71-75

    On the Track of Alien Planets – The Radial Velocity or Doppler Method (∼70% of All Exoplanet Primary Discoveries)

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    Pages 77-104

    On the Track of Alien Planets – The Transit Method (∼23% of All Exoplanet Primary Discoveries)

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    Pages 105-117

    On the Track of Alien Planets – Direct Imaging and Observation (∼2.9% of All Exoplanet Primary Discoveries or ∼6% if Free Floating Planets are Included)

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    Pages 119-126

    On the Track of Alien Planets – Gravitational Microlensing (∼2.3% of All Exoplanet Primary Discoveries)

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    Pages 127-131

    On the Track of Alien Planets – Timing (∼1.9% of All Exoplanet Primary Discoveries)

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    Pages 133-142

    On the Track of Alien Planets – Other Approaches (0% of All Exoplanet Primary Discoveries)

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    Pages 143-155

    Where Do We Go from Here? – Future Approaches to Exoplanet Detection and Study

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    Pages 157-190

    Exoplanets Revealed – What They Are Really Like

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    Pages 191-202

    Exoplanets and Exoplanetary Systems: Pasts and Futures

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    Pages 203-232

    Future Homes for Humankind?

  16. Back Matter

    Pages 233-281