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Science: Astronomy: Extrasolar_Planets

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About Astronomy & Space - Two Architectures Chosen for Terrestrial Planet Finder
Discover NASA's plan for advanced telescope searches for Earth-like planets around other stars. Learn about 2 separate missions with distinct designs to achieve the goal.

Anglo-Australian Planet Search
Long-term southern hemisphere program being carried with the 3.9 m Anglo-Australian Telescope.

Arizona Search for Planets (ASP)
Full scale survey project for extra-solar planets. Overview and publications.

The Big Occulting Steerable Satellite (project)
Mission designed to provide improved resolution of closely spaced objects with comparable brightnesses (binary stars, microlensing events) and to facilitate separation of dim objects from nearby bright objects (such as planets around stars).

California and Carnegie Planet Search
The site of California and Carnegie program for extrasolar planet search.

Darwin Space Inferometer Project (ESA SCIENCE)
Overview and updates on the ESA's Earth-like planet hunting space-telescope project.

Eddington (ESA SCIENCE)
ESA space-telescope designed to seek out extrasolar planets and investigate the internal structure of stars. (Mission cancelled Nov. 2003)

European Extra-Solar Planet Consortium
EXPORT is a consortium of European astronomers using the telescopes on La Palma and Tenerife to study extra-solar planets, as well as the formation and evolution of protoplanetary systems.

ExNPS Road Map - August 1996
NASA Origins program report on the progress and future plans for the discovery of extrasolar planetary systems.

Extrasolar Planet Detection with the AFOE
Extrasolar Planet Detection with the AFOE The Advanced Fiber-Optic Echelle (AFOE) spectrometer is a fiber-fed, bench-mounted echelle spectrograph, located at the 1.5m telescope of the Whipple Observatory, near Tucson, Arizona.

The Extrasolar Planets Encyclopedia
The reference site for astronomer involved in the search for extrasolar planets.

Extrasolar Visions - An Extrasolar Planets Guide
Extrasolar Visions - An Extrasolar Planets Guide

Full-sky Astrometric Mapping Explorer
FAME is an astrometric satellite designed to determine with unprecedented accuracy the positions, distances, and motions of 40 million stars within our galactic neighborhood. It is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Naval Observatory (USNO) and several other institutions.

Galactic Exoplanet Survey Telescope(project)
GEST, Gravitational Microlensing, Other Earths, and Life in the Universe

Geneva Extrasolar Planet Search
The extrasolar planet search in Geneva. This team has found in '95 the first extrasolar planets around the star 51 Pegasi.

HST Astrometry
HST Astrometry Science Team

James Webb Space Telescope
The JWST is a large, infrared-optimized space telescope designed to study the formation of the first stars and galaxies, the evolution of galaxies and the production of elements by stars, and the process of star and planet formation.

List of links treating of extrasolar planets and their detection
This page presents a list of carefully selected links to very informative sites about extra solar planets.

Microlensing Observations in Astrophysics (MOA)
A joint Japanese/New Zealand project established to carry out astrophysical observations using a gravitational microlensing technique. Applications include research for extra-solar planets, dark matter, stellar atmospheres, and variable stars. Page includes information on imaging processes, the group's telescope, and publications.

Microvariability and Oscillations os STars
Detection and characterisation of: (1) acoustic oscillations in Sun-like stars, including very old stars (metal-poor subdwarfs) and magnetic stars (roAp), to probe seismically their structures and ages; (2) reflected light from giant exoplanets closely orbiting Sun-like stars, to reveal their sizes and atmospheric compositions; and (3) turbulent variations in massive evolved (Wolf-Rayet) stars to understand how they add gas to the interstellar medium.

Mid-InfraRed Large-well Imager
MIRLIN - The JPL Deep-Well Mid-Infrared Array Camera

Nova Celestia - A Guide to Extrasolar Planets
Contains information and free illustrations of Extrasolar planets (carbon planets, gas giants and terrestrial planets), detection methods and missions.

The Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment (OGLE)
A long term project with the main goal of searching for the dark matter with microlensing phenomena.

Optical Long Baseline Interferometry News
NASA JPL's Optical Long Baseline Interferometer project homepage. Aims to increase optical resolution of the local universe sufficient to detect extrasolar planets and other phenomena.

The Origin of Planetary Systems - EU Network
Home site of European Union funded Research Training Network "The Origin of Planetary Systems".

Planet Imager
NASA planet imager proposal.

Planet Quest
A NASA and JPL site in search of another Earth

Planet Quest: Missions - Terrestrial Planet Finder
Will study all aspects of planets outside the solar system from their formation and development to the presence and features of those planets orbiting the nearest stars.

Probing Lensing Anomalies NETwork
Worldwide Network of Astronomers Searching for Extra-Solar Planets

Scientific consideration about Extrasolar Planets
A brief history of the search for extrasolar planets, the findings and the future implications.

Space
Orbits of planets in binary star systems. Java orbit animations and diagrams of stable retrograde planetary orbits not documented anywhere else.

STellar Astrophysics & Research on Exoplanets
STARE uses precise time-series photometry to search for extrasolar giant planets transiting their parent stars.

Terrestrial Planet Finder
Explains NASA's plan to use sensitive telescopes to find planets outside of the solar-system. Includes charts and drawings.

Transit search
The purpose of transitsearch.org is to coordinate and direct a cooperative observational effort which will allow experienced amateur astronomers and small college observatories to discover transiting extrasolar planets.

Transits of Extrasolar Planets
The TEP network is a group of collaborators searching for Transits of Extrasolar Planets.

Umbral Missions Blocking Radiating Astronomical Sources (project)
The UMBRAS goal is direct observation of planets around other stars.

University of St. Andrews - Planet Search
Describes several projects aiming to detect extra-solar planets.

The VLT UV-Visual Echelle Spectrograph
The VLT UV-Visual Echelle Spectrograph

Vulcain Camera Project
NASA Ames Research Centre photometric survey in search of extrasolar planets.

Vulcan South
South Pole based observatory to detect transits of extrasolar planets.



A Planet from the Early Universe
Astronomers have found the oldest and most distant planet known in the universe. (July 12, 2003)

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