Planets in Binary Star Systems

  • Nader Haghighipour

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 366)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Lisa Prato, Alycia J. Weinberger
    Pages 1-18
  3. Artie P. Hatzes, William D. Cochran, Michael Endl
    Pages 51-76
  4. Matthew W. Muterspaugh, Maciej Konacki, Benjamin F. Lane, Eric Pfahl
    Pages 77-103
  5. S. Desidera, R. Gratton, M. Endl, A. F. Martinez Fiorenzano, M. Barbieri, R. Claudi et al.
    Pages 105-133
  6. Willy Kley, Richard P. Nelson
    Pages 135-164
  7. Francesco Marzari, Philippe Thébault, Steve Kortenkamp, Hans Scholl
    Pages 165-193
  8. Lucio Mayer, Alan Boss, Andrew F. Nelson
    Pages 195-238
  9. Elisa V. Quintana, Jack J. Lissauer
    Pages 265-283
  10. Nader Haghighipour, Rudolf Dvorak, Elke Pilat-Lohinger
    Pages 285-327
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 329-332

About this book


The discovery of extrasolar planets over the past decade has had major impacts on our understanding of the formation and dynamical evolution of planetary systems. There are features and characteristics unseen in our solar system and unexplainable by the current theories of planet formation and dynamics. Among these new surprises is the discovery of planets in binary and multiple-star systems. The discovery of such "binary-planetary" systems has confronted astrodynamicists with many new challenges, and has led them to re-examine the theories of planet formation and dynamics. Among these challenges are:

  • How are planets formed in binary star systems?
  • What would be the notion of habitability in such systems?
  • Under what conditions can binary star systems have habitable planets?
  • How will volatiles necessary for life appear on such planets?

This volume seeks to gather the current research in the area of planets in binary and multistar systems and to familiarize readers with its associated theoretical and observational challenges.


Binary Stars Detection of planets Explanets Extrasolar planets Giant planets Habitability Planet Planet dynamics Planet formation Planetary system Planetesimals Proto-planets Solar System Terrestrial planets solar

Editors and affiliations

  • Nader Haghighipour
    • 1
  1. 1.NASA Astrobiology InstituteUniversity of HawaiiHonoluluUSA

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