Search for planets around massive stars

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Search for planets around massive stars

Post by Lazarus on 16th May 2011, 3:33 pm

High-contrast Imaging Search for Planets and Brown Dwarfs around the Most Massive Stars in the Solar Neighborhood

A search for planets around B2-A0 type stars, and also a couple of white dwarfs and the nearby A7V star Altair. Unfortunately there are no detections. The search for planets around the white dwarfs was sensitive enough to reveal planets with primordial primary:planet mass ratio and primordial semimajor axis equivalent to Jupiter and Saturn, and the imaging of Altair was sensitive enough to detect equivalents of Beta Pictoris b and the HR 8799 planets.
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