Detection and characterization of extrasolar planets
Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, CNRS/UPMC, 98bis Bd. Arago, 75014 Paris, France
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The main methods to detect planets orbiting stars other than our Sun are briefly described, together with their present results. Some characteristics of the known systems are emphasized. Particularly interesting are the transiting exoplanets which allow to reveal their atmospheres and ultimately identify biosignatures.
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