Jones, Barrie W.
|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1468-4004.2003.44210.x|
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So far, all the known exoplanets are considerably more massive than the Earth. The absence of Earth-mass planets could be due largely to observational selection effects that discriminate against low mass. Orbital studies of putative Earth-mass planets in the habitable zones of known exoplanetary systems have shown that in a reasonable proportion of these systems there are stable orbits with semimajor axes that remain confined to the habitable zone. Whether the Earth-mass planets could have formed in these habitable zones is a question that needs further study.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2003 Royal Astronomical Society|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Science > Physical Sciences
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)|
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|Date Deposited:||11 Jul 2006|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2016 16:06|
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