The atmospheres of extrasolar planets
LESIA, Observatoire de Paris – F-92190 Meudon, France
The discovery of extrasolar planets, or “exoplanets” – i.e., planets orbiting around other stars – may be seen as the major discovery of astronomy over the past two decades. About twenty years ago, in 1992, the first discovery of a couple of planets around a pulsar was announced by A. Wolszczan and D. Frail.
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