Same as → extrasolar planet.
Of, relating to, or resembling an → exoplanet or exoplanets.
Fr.: système exoplanétaire
A → planetary system consisting of → exoplanets orbiting a star other than Sun.
→ exoplanetary; → system.
Fr.: transit d'exoplanète
The passage of an → exoplanet across the face its star.
→ exoplanetary; → transit.
The part of → astrophysics that searches and studies → extrasolar planets.
Spectro-Polarimetric High-contrast Exoplanet (SPHERE)
Fr.: Spectro-Polarimetric High-contrast Exoplanet (SPHERE)
The → extreme adaptive optics system and → coronagraphic facility at the → European Southern Observatory (ESO) → Very Large Telescope (VLT) (UT3) available from May 2014. Its primary science goal is imaging, low-resolution spectroscopic, and polarimetric characterization of → exoplanetary system at → visible and → near-infrared wavelengths (0.5-2.32 μm). SPHERE is capable of obtaining → diffraction-limited images at 0''.02 to 0''.08 resolution depending on the wavelength. Its → spectral resolution is 30 to 350, depending on the mode.
→ spectro-; → polarimetric; → high; → contrast; → exoplanet.
Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)
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A → NASA space telescope devoted to the hunt for planets orbiting the brightest stars in the sky, launched on April 18, 2018. The mission is planned to monitor at least 200,000 stars for signs of → exoplanets using the → planetary transit method. TESS is equipped with four identical refractive → cameras with a combined → field of view (FOV) of 24 × 96 degrees. Each camera consists of a → CCD detector assembly, a → lens assembly, and a lens hood. The → entrance pupil diameter is 10.5 cm and the wavelength range 600 to 1,000 nm. The satellite is a follow-up of NASA's → Kepler spacecraft, but focuses on stars that are 30 to 100 times brighter than those Kepler examined.