Extrasolar planet population synthesis

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Extrasolar planet population synthesis

Post by Sirius_Alpha on 16th April 2009, 8:18 pm

Extremely interesting papers on ArXiv. The second one suggests that indeed, we're only knee-deep in the exoplanet lake, and predicts an explosion of newly detectable planets at precisions at the sub metre-per-second accuracy level. Definitely worth discussion!

Extrasolar planet population synthesis I: Method, formation tracks and mass-distance distribution
http://arxiv.org/abs/0904.2524

Extrasolar planet population synthesis II: Statistical comparison with observation
http://arxiv.org/abs/0904.2542

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