Planet Formation: Theory, Observations, and Experiments

Planet Formation: Theory, Observations, and Experiments

by Hubert Klahr, Wolfgang Brandner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521860156

ISBN-13: 9780521860154

Pub. Date: 05/31/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

When this book was published in 2006, it had been just over ten years since the first planet outside our solar system was detected. Since then, much work has focused on understanding how extrasolar planets may form, and discovering the frequency of potentially habitable Earth-like planets. This volume addresses fundamental questions concerning the formation of…  See more details below

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When this book was published in 2006, it had been just over ten years since the first planet outside our solar system was detected. Since then, much work has focused on understanding how extrasolar planets may form, and discovering the frequency of potentially habitable Earth-like planets. This volume addresses fundamental questions concerning the formation of planetary systems in general, and of our solar system in particular. Drawing from advances in observational, experimental and theoretical research, it summarises our understanding of the planet formation processes, and addresses major open questions and research issues. Chapters are written by leading experts in the field of planet formation and extrasolar planet studies. The book is based on a meeting held at Ringberg Castle in Bavaria, where experts gathered together to present and exchange their ideas and findings. It is a comprehensive resource for graduate students and researchers, and is written to be accessible to newcomers to the field.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521860154
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2006
Series:
Cambridge Astrobiology Series, #1
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

1Historical notes on planet formation1
2The formation and evolution of planetary systems : placing our solar system in context14
3Destruction of protoplanetary disks by photoevaporation31
4Turbulence in protoplanetary accretion disks : driving mechanisms and role in planet formation42
5The origin of solids in the early solar system60
6Experiments on planetesimal formation90
7Dust coagulation in protoplanetary112
8The accretion of giant planet cores129
9Planetary transits : a first direct vision of extrasolar planets147
10The core accretion-gas capture model for gas-giant planet formation164
11Properties of exoplanets : a Doppler study of 1330 stars179
12Giant-planet formation : theories meet observations192
13From hot Jupiters to hot Neptunes ... and below203
14Disk-planet interaction and migration216
15The brown dwarf-planet relation236
16Exoplanet detection techniques - from astronomy to astrobiology250
17Overview and prospective in theory and observation of planet formation256

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