EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume 1, 2009ERCA 2008 - From the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change to the Observation of the Earth from Space
|Page(s)||275 - 282|
|Published online||25 February 2009|
Detection and characterization of extrasolar planets
Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, CNRS/UPMC, 98bis Bd. Arago, 75014 Paris, France
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
© EDP Sciences, 2009
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