Populations of Extrasolar Giant Planets from Transit and Radial Velocity Surveys

  • Alexandre Santerne
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Transit and radial velocity surveys have deeply explored the population of extrasolar giant planets, with hundreds of objects detected to date. All these detections allow to understand their physical properties and to constrain their formation, migration, and evolution mechanism. In this chapter, the observed properties of these planets are presented along with the various populations identified in the data. The occurrence rates of giant exoplanets, as observed in different stellar environment by various surveys, are also reviewed and compared. Finally, the presence and properties of the giant exoplanets are discussed in the regard of the properties of the host star. Over this chapter, the observational constraints are discussed in the context of the dominant planet formation, migration, and evolution scenarios.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS, CNES, LAMMarseilleFrance

Section editors and affiliations

  • Natalie Batalha
    • 1
  1. 1.NASA Ames Research CenterMountain ViewUSA

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