Finding planets around asymptotic giant branch stars

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Finding planets around asymptotic giant branch stars

Post by Lazarus on 4th September 2008, 6:01 pm

arXiv: The modulation of SiO maser polarization by Jovian planets

It might be possible to search for planets around asymptotic giant branch stars by observing changes in the polarisation of SiO masers. The radial velocity method does not work well on these stars because of the extended atmosphere.

I suspect that verifying any objects discovered this way as planets will be quite tricky.
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