Astrophysics and Space Science Library

Planets in Binary Star Systems

Editors: Haghighipour, Nader (Ed.)

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  • Presents the reader with the current state of the research on the detection and formation of planets in binary stars, written by teams of experts on these topics

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The discovery of extrasolar planets over the past decade has had major impacts on our understanding of the formation and dynamical evolution of planetary systems. There are features and characteristics unseen in our solar system and unexplainable by the current theories of planet formation and dynamics. Among these new surprises is the discovery of planets in binary and multiple-star systems. The discovery of such "binary-planetary" systems has confronted astrodynamicists with many new challenges, and has led them to re-examine the theories of planet formation and dynamics. Among these challenges are:

  • How are planets formed in binary star systems?
  • What would be the notion of habitability in such systems?
  • Under what conditions can binary star systems have habitable planets?
  • How will volatiles necessary for life appear on such planets?

This volume seeks to gather the current research in the area of planets in binary and multistar systems and to familiarize readers with its associated theoretical and observational challenges.

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“Represents an excellent introduction to ongoing research into the existence, formation, evolution and potential habitability of planets in binary and multiple star systems. … gives a fantastic overview of the newly emerging field. … chapters themselves each stand alone, meaning that a significant amount of introductory material is covered in each chapter … . an ideal book for anyone just embarking on research in the field, whether they are observers or theorists, or indeed anyone looking to refresh their understanding of planet formation or detection.” (Jonti Horner, Astrobiology Society, August, 2011)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Planets in Binary Star Systems
Editors
  • Nader Haghighipour
Series Title
Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Series Volume
366
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-8687-7
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-8687-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-8686-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3242-1
Series ISSN
0067-0057
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 332
Number of Illustrations
200 b/w illustrations
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