A Powerful Resource on ‘Hot Jupiters’

by Paul Gilster on April 27, 2006

That oh so interesting planetary system around 51 Peg continues to fascinate exoplanet hunters. After all, this was the first planetary discovery around a main sequence star, and the formidable dimensions of the radial velocity dataset accrued before and since the discovery may lead to other planets in the same system. For the latest on 51 Peg, check the online proceedings of last August’s colloquium, in which eighty astronomers provide their thoughts on ‘hot Jupiters’ and discuss recent observational facts about this intriguing system.

Centauri Dreams is always delighted to see conference proceedings made available online. The only catch here is that the format is PDF — yes, it’s a standard of sorts, but there has to be a better way…