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Paper: Extrasolar Planets: from Individual Detections to Statistical Properties
Volume: 294, Scientific Frontiers in Research on Extrasolar Planets
Page: 17
Authors: Udry, S.; Mayor, M.; Queloz, D.
Abstract: Ten new planet candidates are announced as part of our ELODIE and CORALIE planet search programs in both hemispheres. Most of them present properties common to the known extrasolar planets. One candidate (HD190360a) shares similarities with our own Jupiter (circular, very long period orbit). The global statistical properties of the orbital element distributions are discussed. Emerging features are pointed out, like the lack of massive planets on short period orbits and the appearance of a period valley between 30 and 100 days for the lighter planets, bringing strong observational constraints for the migration scenario. Finally, detection "black sheep" are discussed as well as more complex candidates presently put into questions.
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