3669 Seeking New Planets at Radio Wavelengths

Saturday, February 19, 2011: 1:00 PM
146C (Washington Convention Center )
Geoffrey C. Bower , University of California, Berkeley, CA
This talk will describe a radio-wavelength search for planets around nearby low mass stars that is complementary to other approaches for extrasolar planet detection and characterization. The programís observation strategy combines data acquired with the Very Long Baseline Array and the NRAO Green Bank Telescope to achieve its ultimate scientific goal: determining whether lower mass stars, the largest stellar constituent of our Galaxy, are surrounded by planetary systems as frequently as solar-type stars like our Sun.
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