The search for extrasolar planets is one of the most popular and rapidly developing topics in astronomy today. Taking part in the 'hunt' means being involved in not only the discovery of strange new worlds, but also in finding the answer to one of humanity's most sought-after questions - are we alone in the universe? This category aims to list websites that provide compelling information on the exciting search for small bodies orbiting other stars.
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Discusses the kind of stars that might have habitable planets, where to search for them and the requirements for life to develop.
Arizona Search for Planets (ASP)
Full scale survey project for extra-solar planets. Overview and publications.
California and Carnegie Planet Search
The site of California and Carnegie program for extrasolar planet search.
A monthly electronic newsletter about research in exoplanet science. Includes archives since September 2007.
This page presents a list of carefully selected links to informative sites about extra solar planets.
Provides information on extrasolar planets, ranging from answers to simple questions to a whole course, with a database and interactive simulations.
Learn about exoplanets, extrasolar planets, and the astronomical science used to study them. Contains a compendium of information and resources, including a blog.
Extrasolar Planet Detection with the AFOE
Extrasolar Planet Detection with the AFOE The Advanced Fiber-Optic Echelle (AFOE) spectrometer is a fiber-fed, bench-mounted echelle spectrograph, located at the 1.5m telescope of the Whipple Observatory, near Tucson, Arizona.
A blog keeping track with current updates on exoplanets.
Geneva Extrasolar Planet Search
The extrasolar planet search in Geneva. This team has found in '95 the first extrasolar planets around the star 51 Pegasi.
Hubble Space Telescope: Astrometry Science Team
Includes details of projects, publications, software, and group members.
James Webb Space Telescope
The JWST is a large, infrared-optimized space telescope designed to study the formation of the first stars and galaxies, the evolution of galaxies and the production of elements by stars, and the process of star and planet formation.
Microlensing Observations in Astrophysics (MOA)
A joint Japanese/New Zealand project established to carry out astrophysical observations using a gravitational microlensing technique. Applications include research for extra-solar planets, dark matter, stellar atmospheres, and variable stars. Page includes information on imaging processes, the group's telescope, and publications.
Nova Celestia - A Guide to Extrasolar Planets
Contains information and free illustrations of Extrasolar planets (carbon planets, gas giants and terrestrial planets), detection methods and missions.
The Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment (OGLE)
A long term project with the main goal of searching for the dark matter with microlensing phenomena.
NASA planet imager proposal.
A NASA and JPL site in search of another Earth
Probing Lensing Anomalies NETwork
Worldwide Network of Astronomers Searching for Extra-Solar Planets
Scientific Consideration about Extrasolar Planets
A brief history of the search for extrasolar planets, the findings and the future implications.
STellar Astrophysics & Research on Exoplanets
STARE uses precise time-series photometry to search for extrasolar giant planets transiting their parent stars. Includes an overview of the project, sample results and data products.
Terrestrial Planet Finder
Explains NASA's plan to use sensitive telescopes to find planets outside of the solar-system. Includes charts and drawings.
Project to encourage amateur astronomers worldwide to detect transiting extrasolar planets.
Umbral Missions Blocking Radiating Astronomical Sources
The UMBRAS goal is to use external occulters to allow a search to be made for extrasolar planets in ways that cannot be done with current methods.
University of St. Andrews - Planet Search
Describes several projects aiming to detect extra-solar planets.
The VLT UV-Visual Echelle Spectrograph
The VLT UV-Visual Echelle Spectrograph
Record Breaker: A Planet from the Early Universe
Astronomers have found the oldest and most distant planet known in the universe. Written by Ron Cowen. (July 12, 2003)
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