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Planets in Binary Star Systems

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ISBN-10: 9048186862

ISBN-13: 9789048186860

Edition: 2010

Authors: Nader Haghighipour

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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…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 7/5/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 332
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628