Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia

astronomical database

The Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia[1][2][3][4][5] is an astronomy website, founded in Paris, France at the Meudon Observatory in 1995. It has a database of all the known and candidate extrasolar planets.

The Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia
Type of site
Astronomy
OwnerParis Observatory
Created byJean Schneider
URLexoplanet.eu
Registrationnone
LaunchedFebruary 1995
Current statusActive

The main catalogue has databases of all of the known extrasolar planets and a database of unconfirmed planet detections. The databases are updated with new data from peer-reviewed publications and conferences.

As of June 2011, the catalog includes objects up to 25 Jupiter masses,[6] an increase on the previous inclusion criteria of 20 Jupiter masses.[7] As of 2016 this limit was increased to 60 Jupiter masses[8] based on a study of mass–density relationships.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Pätzold, M.; Rauer, H. (2002). "Where Are the Massive Close-in Extrasolar Planets?". Astrophysical Journal Letters. 568 (2): L117. Bibcode:2002ApJ...568L.117P. doi:10.1086/339794.
  2. Ida, S.; Lin, D. N. C. (2004). "Toward a Deterministic Model of Planetary Formation. I. A Desert in the Mass and Semimajor Axis Distributions of Extrasolar Planets". Astrophysical Journal. 604 (1): 388–413. arXiv:astro-ph/0312144. Bibcode:2004ApJ...604..388I. doi:10.1086/381724. S2CID 119454346.
  3. Raymond, S. N.; Mandell, A. M.; Sigurdsson, S. (2006). "Exotic Earths: Forming Habitable Worlds with Giant Planet Migration". Science. 313 (5792): 1413–6. arXiv:astro-ph/0609253. Bibcode:2006Sci...313.1413R. doi:10.1126/science.1130461. PMID 16960000. S2CID 20112677.
  4. Armstron, J. C.; Larson, S. L. (2007). "Specific Angular Momenta of Extrasolar Planetary Systems". Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society. 38: 105. Bibcode:2007AAS...210.0904A.
  5. Stevenson, D. J. (2008). "A planetary perspective on the deep Earth". Nature. 451 (7176): 261–5. Bibcode:2008Natur.451..261S. doi:10.1038/nature06582. PMID 18202637.
  6. Schneider, J.; Dedieu, C.; Le Sidaner, P.; Savalle, R.; Zolotukhin, I. (2011). "Defining and Cataloging Exoplanets: The Exoplanet.eu Database". Astronomy & Astrophysics. 532: A79. arXiv:1106.0586. Bibcode:2011A&A...532A..79S. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201116713. S2CID 55994657.
  7. Matson, J. (29 November 2010). "How One Astronomer Became the Unofficial Exoplanet Record-Keeper". Scientific American. Retrieved 2012-07-29.
  8. Exoplanets versus brown dwarfs: the CoRoT view and the future, Jean Schneider, 4 Apr 2016
  9. Hatzes Heike Rauer, Artie P. (2015). "A Definition for Giant Planets Based on the Mass-Density Relationship". The Astrophysical Journal. 810 (2): L25. arXiv:1506.05097. Bibcode:2015ApJ...810L..25H. doi:10.1088/2041-8205/810/2/L25. S2CID 119111221.