Handbook of Exoplanets

  • Hans J. Deeg
  • Juan Antonio Belmonte
Living reference work

Table of contents

  1. Travis S. Barman
    Pages 1-17
  2. Byeong-Gon Park, Andrew P. Gould, Chung-Uk Lee, Seung-Lee Kim
    Pages 1-20
  3. Pilar Montañés-Rodríguez, Enric Pallé
    Pages 1-24
  4. Vincent Bourrier, Alain Lecavelier des Etangs
    Pages 1-18
  5. Brian Jackson, Joleen Carlberg
    Pages 1-18
  6. Julia de León, Javier Licandro, Noemí Pinilla-Alonso
    Pages 1-25
  7. Denis Defrère, Olivier Absil, C. Beichman
    Pages 1-27
  8. Tyler D. Robinson
    Pages 1-21
  9. van Lieshout Rik, Saul Rappaport
    Pages 1-19
  10. Jean-Loup Bertaux
    Pages 1-20
  11. Nicolas B. Cowan, Yuka Fujii
    Pages 1-16
  12. Katherine de Kleer, Imke de Pater
    Pages 1-25
  13. Philip Yock, Yasushi Muraki
    Pages 1-20

About this book


This state-of-the-art reference work includes over 15 sections dealing with all aspects of exoplanets and exobiology research, including historic aspects, the Solar System as a template, objects at the planet-to-star transition, exoplanet detection and characterization with related instrumentation, technology and software tools, planet and planet-system statistics with recent and planned surveys, their atmosphere and formation and evolution processes, habitability and exobiology implications, and outlooks for future exploration and science development, including visionary contributions. Each section has 10-20 contributions written by the top experts in their subject, including both senior researchers as well as young, smart researchers who represent the future of the discipline. 
All in all, this handbook comprehensively tackles one of the most challenging and dynamic fields of modern astronomy and astrophysics.  


Exoplanet search Growth of exobiology Astrobiology findings Life on other planets Planets around other suns Current state of exoplanet findings Planet-to-star transition Exoplanet detection Planet-system statistics exoplanets reference book exoplanet reference

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans J. Deeg
    • 1
  • Juan Antonio Belmonte
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias La LagunaSpain
  2. 2.Instituto de Astrofísica de CanariasLa LagunaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-30648-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-30648-3