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Planetary Hyge

  • Bruce Dorminey
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Abstract

The same week that most everyone else seemed to be watching Will Smith battle locust-like aliens in the July 1996 film Independence Day, I was battling several Italian taxi drivers in an effort to get a reasonable fare from the train station to the Naples ferry dock. Astronomers have a knack for picking eye-popping conference locales, so, despite transport hassles, I was certainly glad I had taken Michel Mayor’s advice to attend the Fifth International Conference on Bioastronomy on the Italian isle of Capri.

Keywords

Protoplanetary Disk Outer Planet Radial Velocity Curve Parent Star International Astronomical Union 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce Dorminey
    • 1
  1. 1.ParisFrance

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