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Formation and Evolution of Exoplanets / Edition 1

Formation and Evolution of Exoplanets / Edition 1

by Rory Barnes


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ISBN-13: 9783527408962
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/19/2010
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dr. Rory Barnes is a researcher in the Astronomy Department and Astrobiology Program at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is an active participant in the theoretical side of one of the hottest topics in astrophysics - the science of exoplanets. He has published numerous papers that consider exoplanets from astrophysical, planetary science, and astrobiological points of view. For this book, he has brought together an august group of authors to detail current perspectives of the origins and properties of these fascinating worlds.

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Table of Contents

Exoplanet Observations
Pinpointing Planets in Circumstellar Disks
Planet-Planet Interactions
Formation via Disk Instability
Core Accretion Model
Formation of Terrestrial Planets
Brown Dwarfs
Exoplanet Chemistry
Migration and Multiplicity Effects During Giant Planet formation
Planets in mean motion resonance
Planet-Planet Gravitational Scattering
Tides and Exoplanets

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