3677 Life in the Universe: Extra-solar planets. Dr. Matt Burleigh www.star.le.ac.uk/mrb1/lectures.html. Course outline. Lecture 1 Definition of a planet A little history Pulsar planets Doppler “ wobble ” (radial velocity) technique Lecture 2 Transiting planets Transit search projects
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Dr. Matt Burleigh
Above, left to right: limb of Sun, late M (red) dwarf, L brown dwarf, T brown dwarf, Jupiter.
The coolest stars, old brown dwarfs and gas giant planets have the same radii!
New York Times 16th April 1963
873 planets detected by Doppler Wobble inc. 142 multiple systems
Top right: 55 Cancri multiple-planet system (4, maybe 5 planets)
Bottom right: 3 planet HD37124 system