Table of contents

  1. Brian Jackson, Joleen Carlberg
  2. Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard, Víctor Silva Aguirre
  3. Fabien Malbet, Alessandro Sozzetti
  4. John Lee Grenfell
  5. A. Sánchez-Lavega, M. Heimpel
  6. Peter L. Read, Stephen R. Lewis, Geoffrey K. Vallis
  7. Chester E. Harman, Shawn Domagal-Goldman
  8. Anthony P. Whitworth
  9. Vincent Bourrier, Alain Lecavelier des Etangs
  10. Mia Sloth Lundkvist, Daniel Huber, Victor Silva Aguirre, William J. Chaplin
  11. Edwin A. Bergin, L. Ilsedore Cleeves
  12. Willy Benz, David Ehrenreich, Kate Isaak
  13. Quentin Kral, Cathie Clarke, Mark Wyatt
  14. Ralph E. Pudritz, Alex J. Cridland, Matthew Alessi
  15. Rik van Lieshout, Saul Rappaport
  16. Sean M. Andrews, Tilman Birnstiel
  17. Stephanie L. Olson, Edward W. Schwieterman, Christopher T. Reinhard, Timothy W. Lyons
  18. Jonay I. González Hernández, Francesco Pepe, Paolo Molaro, Nuno Santos
  19. Beth A. Biller, Mickaël Bonnefoy
  20. Jessie Christiansen
  21. Vivien Parmentier, Ian J. M. Crossfield
  22. Jason T. Wright
  23. Victoria S. Meadows, Rory K. Barnes

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 CanariasLa LagunaSpain
  2. 2.Instituto de Astrofísica de CanariasLa LagunaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Reference Module Physical and Materials Science
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-30648-3