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- A Planet from the Early Universe: Astronomers have found the oldest and most distant planet known in the universe.
- About Astronomy & Space - Two Architectures Chosen for Terrestrial Planet Finder: Discover NASA's plan for advanced telescope searches for Earth-like planets around other stars. Learn about 2 separate missions with distinct designs to achieve the goal.
- Anglo-Australian Planet Search: Long-term southern hemisphere program being carried with the 3.9 m Anglo-Australian Telescope.
- Arizona Search for Planets (ASP): Full scale survey project for extra-solar planets. Overview and publications.
- California and Carnegie Planet Search: The site of California and Carnegie program for extrasolar planet search.
- Darwin - Space Infrared Interferometer Project: Designed for general astrophysics and search for signs of life on Earth-like planets orbiting nearby stars. It is a candidate cornerstone 9 for a European Space Agency mission in 2015.
- Darwin Space Inferometer Project (ESA SCIENCE): Overview and updates on the ESA's Earth-like planet hunting space-telescope project.
- Eddington (ESA SCIENCE): ESA space-telescope designed to seek out extrasolar planets and investigate the internal structure of stars. (Mission cancelled Nov. 2003)
- European Extra-Solar Planet Consortium: EXPORT is a consortium of European astronomers using the telescopes on La Palma and Tenerife to study extra-solar planets, as well as the formation and evolution of protoplanetary systems.
- ExNPS Road Map - August 1996: NASA Origins program report on the progress and future plans for the discovery of extrasolar planetary systems.
- Extrasolar Group Study: Planet-finding assessment by the School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham 2004.
- Extrasolar Planet Detection with the AFOE: Extrasolar Planet Detection with the AFOE The Advanced Fiber-Optic Echelle (AFOE) spectrometer is a fiber-fed, bench-mounted echelle spectrograph, located at the 1.5m telescope of the Whipple Observatory, near Tucson, Arizona.
- Extrasolar Visions - An Extrasolar Planets Guide: Extrasolar Visions - An Extrasolar Planets Guide
- Full-sky Astrometric Mapping Explorer: FAME is an astrometric satellite designed to determine with unprecedented accuracy the positions, distances, and motions of 40 million stars within our galactic neighborhood. It is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Naval Observatory (USNO) and several other institutions.
- GENIE: Ground-based technology demonstrator for the ESA's Darwin space-telescope project. Site data is from a 2002 workshop.
- Galactic Exoplanet Survey Telescope(project): GEST, Gravitational Microlensing, Other Earths, and Life in the Universe
- Geneva Extrasolar Planet Search: The extrasolar planet search in Geneva. This team has found in '95 the first extrasolar planets around the star 51 Pegasi.
- HST Astrometry: HST Astrometry Science Team
- Microlensing Observations in Astrophysics: The Microlensing Observations in Astrophysics (MOA) Project is a joint Japanese/New Zealand experiment established in 1995 to carry out astrophysical observations from New Zealand using `gravitational microlensing' and related techniques.
- Microvariability and Oscillations os STars: Detection and characterisation of: (1) acoustic oscillations in Sun-like stars, including very old stars (metal-poor subdwarfs) and magnetic stars (roAp), to probe seismically their structures and ages; (2) reflected light from giant exoplanets closely orbiting Sun-like stars, to reveal their sizes and atmospheric compositions; and (3) turbulent variations in massive evolved (Wolf-Rayet) stars to understand how they add gas to the interstellar medium.
- Mid-InfraRed Large-well Imager: MIRLIN - The JPL Deep-Well Mid-Infrared Array Camera
- Optical Long Baseline Interferometry News: NASA JPL's Optical Long Baseline Interferometer project homepage. Aims to increase optical resolution of the local universe sufficient to detect extrasolar planets and other phenomena.
- Planet Imager: NASA planet imager proposal.
- Planet Quest: A NASA and JPL site in search of another Earth
- Planet Quest: Missions - Terrestrial Planet Finder: Will study all aspects of planets outside the solar system from their formation and development to the presence and features of those planets orbiting the nearest stars.
- Probing Lensing Anomalies NETwork: Worldwide Network of Astronomers Searching for Extra-Solar Planets
- Red Dwarf Stars and the Possibility of Life: An analysis of the differences between planets orbiting red dwarf stars including tidal locking and spectrum. Shows how life could develop in these conditions.
- STellar Astrophysics & Research on Exoplanets: STARE uses precise time-series photometry to search for extrasolar giant planets transiting their parent stars.
- Scientific consideration about Extrasolar Planets: A brief history of the search for extrasolar planets, the findings and the future implications.
- Terrestrial Planet Finder: Explains NASA's plan to use sensitive telescopes to find planets outside of the solar-system. Includes charts and drawings.
- The Big Occulting Steerable Satellite (project): Mission designed to provide improved resolution of closely spaced objects with comparable brightnesses (binary stars, microlensing events) and to facilitate separation of dim objects from nearby bright objects (such as planets around stars).
- The Extrasolar Planets Encyclopedia: The reference site for astronomer involved in the search for extrasolar planets.
- The Kepler Mission: A NASA mission dedicated to discovery of planets around others stars through observation of planets transits.
- The Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment (OGLE): A long term project with the main goal of searching for the dark matter with microlensing phenomena.
- The VLT UV-Visual Echelle Spectrograph: The VLT UV-Visual Echelle Spectrograph
- Transit search: The purpose of transitsearch.org is to coordinate and direct a cooperative observational effort which will allow experienced amateur astronomers and small college observatories to discover transiting extrasolar planets.
- Transits of Extrasolar Planets: The TEP network is a `group` of collaborators searching for Transits of Extrasolar Planets.
- Umbral Missions Blocking Radiating Astronomical Sources (project): The UMBRAS goal is direct observation of planets around other stars.
- University of St. Andrews - Planet Search: Describes several projects aiming to detect extra-solar planets.
- Vulcain Camera Project: NASA Ames Research Centre photometric survey in search of extrasolar planets.
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