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 One of Ten Billion Earths
August 2018; p ublished online July 2018 .
Chapter. Subjects: Physics; History of Science and Technology. 14063 words.
The landscapes of exoplanets are likely to be incredibly diverse: exoplanets come in a large range of sizes and masses, and therefore surface gravities. Atmospheres can be thick layers, or...
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...