Extrasolar Planets Research Paper by hicaliber

Extrasolar Planets
This paper describes and analyzes the search for extrasolar planets within the last decade.
# 93280 | 2,578 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Mar 14, 2007 in Astronomy (Space Exploration) , Astronomy (General)

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This paper examines recent discoveries in the search for extrasolar planets. The author also discusses how this has become a viable area of research in astronomy. This study is divided into six sections. They include: definition of planets, how planets form, methods of detection, properties of extrasolar planets, and future implications of detection. The paper concludes acknowledging how extrasolar planetary research has opened up avenues of thought and possibilities that were seen as impossible just a few decades ago.

Introduction and History
Definition of Planets and Extrasolar Planets
How Extrasolar Planets Form
Methods of Detection
Properties of Extrasolar Planets
Future Implications of Detection

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Boss, Alan P. "On the Search for Extrasolar Planets." Daedalus 133.3 (Summer 2004): 116-119.
  • Britt, Robert Roy. "What Is a Planet? Debate Forces New Definition." Science.com. 2 Nov. 2000. 3 Mar. 2006 <http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/solarsystem/planet_confusion_001101-1.html>.
  • Corbett, Dan, Stafford, Kate, and Wright, Patrick. "Planet Formation." ThinkQuest. 3 Mar. 2006 <http://library.thinkquest.org/27930/planet_formation.htm>.
  • Cowen, Ron. "Planet Formation on the Fast Track." Science News Online. 25 Jan. 2003. 6 Mar. 2006 <http://www.phschool.com/science/science_news/articles/planet_formation.html>.
  • "Extrasolar Planet." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Mar. 2006. 6 Mar. 2006 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extra-solar_planets#Methods_of_detection>.

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