Centrum Astronomii
Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Aktualności (luty 2016)

Planets around evolved stars

Since Nicolaus Copernicus proposed for the first time the model of the Solar System, it has taken nearly 450 yr to detect the first planet around stars other than the Sun (Wolszczan & Frail 1992; Mayor & Queloz 1995; Marcy & Butler 1996). The progress has been much faster since, and the first multiple planetary system orbiting a main-sequence (MS) star was found only a few years later by Butler et al. (1999). Today, the focus of most planet searches is on MS stars with planets in stable habitable zones (HZ).