Strategy for the Detection and Study of Other Planetary Systems and Extrasolar Planetary Materials: 1990-2000

Strategy for the Detection and Study of Other Planetary Systems and Extrasolar Planetary Materials: 1990-2000

By: Space Studies Board (author), Committee on Planetary and Lunar Exploration (author), National Research Council (author), Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (author)Paperback

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This volume addresses a new opportunity in the planetary sciences--to extend our exploration outward to discover and study planetary systems that may have formed or are forming around other stars. It concludes that a coordinated program of astronomical observation, laboratory research, theoretical development, and understanding of the dynamics and origins of whatever may be found would be a technologically feasible and potentially richly rewarding extension of the study of bodies within the solar system.

About Author

Committee on Planetary and Lunar Exploration, Space Studies Board, National Research Council

Contents

1 Front Matter; 2 Executive Summary; 3 1. Introduction; 4 2. Basic Scientific Goals; 5 3. Present Understanding of the Origin of Planetary Systems; 6 4. Observations of Extrasolar Planetary and Protoplanetary Material; 7 5. Observational Requirements for Identification of Extrasolar-System Planets; 8 6. Future Investigations of Precursor Planetary Systems; 9 7. Relation to Other Astronomical and Astrophysical Studies; 10 8. Recommendations; 11 Appendix A: The Large Star Sample Required for a Photometric Planetary Search; 12 Appendix B: List of Members, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Resources

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780309041935
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 96
  • ID: 9780309041935
  • ISBN10: 0309041937

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