November 2010; p ublished online September 2013 .
Chapter. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 2991 words.
Planets are common around Sun-like stars. ‘Exoplanets’ examines this type of planet. The first discovery of an exoplanet was made in 1995, and hundreds of exoplanets are now known to exist....
in A Dictionary of Astronomy
P ublished online February 2018 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 91 words.
A joint mission between the European Space Agency and Switzerland to observe transits of exoplanets around stars down to 12th
in Planetary Climates
August 2013; p ublished online October 2017 .
Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change. 3992 words.
This chapter focuses on the climates of Uranus, Neptune, and exoplanets. Uranus spins on its side, which allows a comparison between sunlight and rotation for their effects on weather...
in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
October 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .
Journal Article. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 7276 words.
Out of the known transiting extrasolar planets, the majority are gas giants orbiting their host star at close proximity. Both theoretical and observational studies support the hypothesis...