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Paper: Detecting Exomoons
Volume: 366, Transiting Extrasolar Planets Workshop
Page: 242
Authors: Cabrera, J.; Schneider, J.
Abstract: By September 2006, more than 200 planets have been discovered (see the Extrasolar Planets Encyclopedia at exoplanet.eu for a permanent update). In our solar system, 6 of the 8 planets have from one to several tens of satellites and numerical simulations show that they should be common (Ida, Canup & Stewart 1997). The search for satellites of extrasolar planets is relevant for the understanding of planetary systemís evolution and for the perspective of their habitability (Williams, Kasting & Wade 1997). We study the possible interactions between satellites and their host planets in extrasolar systems and how these phenomena will affect their detection.
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