Planets in Binary Star Systems (Google eBook)

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Nader Haghighipour
Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 3, 2010 - Science - 340 pages
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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 such systems? Under what conditions can binary star systems have habitable planets? How will volatiles necessary for life appear on such planets? This volume seeks to gather the current research in the area of planets in binary and multistar systems and to familiarize readers with its associated theoretical and observational challenges.
  

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Contents

1 Disks Around Young Binary Stars
1
2 Probing the Impact of Stellar Duplicity on Planet Occurrence with Spectroscopic and Imaging Observations
19
3 The Detection of Extrasolar Planets Using Precise Stellar Radial Velocities
51
4 Observational Techniques for Detecting Planets in Binary Systems
77
5 The SARG Planet Search
104
6 Early Evolution of Planets in Binaries PlanetDisk Interaction
135
7 Dynamics and Planet Formation inAround Binaries
165
8 Gravitational Instability in Binary Protoplanetary Disks
194
9 NBody Integrators for Planets in Binary Star Systems
239
10 Terrestrial Planet Formation in Binary Star Systems
265
11 Planetary Dynamics and Habitable Planet Formation in Binary Star Systems
284
Index
329
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