Formation and Evolution of Exoplanets by Rory Barnes

By Rory Barnes

This unmarried, coherent overview of the idea in the back of extrasolar planet formation and interplay systematically covers all features of the subject, together with assorted formation approaches, planet-planet scattering, sizeable planets and brown dwarfs. With a bankruptcy on remark, cautious referencing and an intricate bibliography on the finish of every bankruptcy, this is often vital examining for researchers, theorists and observers alike.

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There are two caveats to these statistics. First, the data are corrected for stellar metallicity based on the observed trend for solar-type stars. This seems appropriate and necessary, but there is the problem that stellar abundance analyses potentially suffer from systematic errors when applied to different areas of stellar property parameter space [146]. Photospheric abundances for low-mass stars are particularly troublesome to obtain on a scale consistent with solar-type stars because their optical spectra are dominated by molecular lines [147].

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