Strange New Worlds: The Search for Alien Planets and Life Beyond Our Solar System - Ray Jayawardhana (2011)

Selected Bibliography

CHAPTER 1: Quest for other worlds

Barbara J. Becker, “Celestial Spectroscopy: Making Reality Fit a Myth,” Science, 2003 (vol. 301, p. 1332).

Center for History of Physics, “Spectroscopy and the Birth of Astrophysics,”

N. J. Woolf, “Anaxagoras and the Scientist/Laity Interaction,” Vistas in Astronomy, 1995 (vol. 39, p. 699).

CHAPTER 2: Planets from Dust

Sharon Begley, “The Birth of Planets,” Newsweek, 1998 May 4.

Alan P. Boss, “How Do You Make a Giant Exoplanet?” Astronomy, 2006 October.

Steve Desch, “How to Make a Chondrule,” Nature, 2006 (vol. 441, p. 416).

Robert Irion, “Sowing the Seeds of Planets,” Physical Review Focus, 2004 July,

Ray Jayawardhana, “The Birth of Stars and Planets,” World BookScience Year, 2004.

———, “Caught in the Act,” Muse, 1999 July/August.

———, “Deconstructing the Moon,” Astronomy, 1998 September.

———, “Meet the Cosmic Gambler,” Astronomy, 2000 May.

———, “Planets in Production: Making New Worlds,” Sky and Telescope, 2003 April.

———, “Rain of Rock Left Meteors Mixed Up,” New Scientist, 1997 June 21.

———, “Spying on Planetary Nurseries,” Astronomy, 1998 November.

———, “Style and Substance: The Orion Nebula,” Astronomy, 2003 October.

CHAPTER 3: A Wobbly Start

Jacob Berkowitz, “Lost World: How Canada Lost Its Moment of Glory,” Globe and Mail, 2009 September 30.

Bruce Campbell et al., “A Search for Substellar Companions to Solar-Type Stars,” Astrophysical Journal, 1988 (vol. 331, p. 902).

Tim Folger, “Forbidden Planets,” Discover, 1992 April.

George Gatewood and Heinrich Einhorn, “An Unsuccessful Search for a Planetary Companion of Barnard’s Star,” Astronomical Journal, 1973 (vol. 78, p. 769).

W. D. Heintz, “The Binary Star 70 Ophiuchi Revisited,” Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, 1988 (vol. 82, no. 3, p. 140).

Paul Jay, “Good Hunting,” CBC News, 2008

Ray Jayawardhana, “No Alien Jupiters,” Science, 1994 September 9.

Bill Kent, “Barnard’s Wobble,” Swarthmore College Bulletin, 2001 March,

Dirk Reuyl and Erik Holmberg, “On the Existence of a Third Component in the System 70 Ophiuchi,” Astrophysical Journal, 1943 (vol. 97, p. 41).

T.J.J. See, “Researches on the Orbit of 70 Ophiuchi, and on a Periodic Perturbation in the Motion of the Unseen System Arising from the Action of an Unseen Body,” Astronomical Journal, 1896 (vol. 16, p. 17).

Thomas J. Sherrill, “A Career of Controversy: The Anomaly of T.J.J. See,” Journal for the History of Astronomy, 1999 (vol. 30, p. 25).

Gordon A. H. Walker, “The First High-Precision Radial Velocity Search for Extra-Solar Planets,” 2008,

Gordon A. H. Walker et al., “gamma Cephei: Rotation or Planetary Companion?” Astrophysical Journal, 1992 (vol. 396, p. L91).

CHAPTER 4: Planet Bounty

James Glanz, “Far-off Planet Makes a Comeback,” Science, 1998 January 9.

David F. Gray, “51 Pegasi and Its Variations,”

Robert Irion, “The Planet Hunters,” Smithsonian, 2006 October.

Greg Laughlin, Systemic blog,

Michael D. Lemonick, “Searching for Other Worlds,” Time, 1996 February 5.

Geoffrey W. Marcy, “The New Search for Distant Planets,” Astronomy, 2006 October.

Geoffrey W. Marcy and R. Paul Butler, “Can the 51 Peg Doppler Variations Be Due to Stellar Pulsations?”

Dominique Naef, “The ELODIE-OHP Extrasolar Planet Search,”

Robert Naeye, “Unlocking New Worlds,” Astronomy, 2002 November.

Corey S. Powell, “A Parade of New Planets,” Scientifc American, 1996 May.

Joshua Roth, “Does 51 Pegasi’s Planet Really Exist?” Sky and Telescope, 1997 May.

Leslie J. Sage, “Space: Disappearing Planets,”

Jean Schneider, The Extrasolar Planets Encyclopedia,

John Noble Wilford, “Scientists Step Up Search for Extrasolar Planets,” New York Times, 1997 February 9.

CHAPTER 5: Flickers and Shadows

J. P. Beaulieu et al., “Towards a Census of Earth-mass Exoplanets with Gravitational Microlensing,” white paper submitted to ESA Exo-Planet Roadmap Advisory Team,

Drake Demming, “Emergent Exoplanet Flux: Review of the Spitzer Results,” Transiting Planets: Proceedings of the IAU Symposium No. 253, 2008.

B. Scott Gaudi et al., “Discovery of a Jupiter/Saturn Analog with Gravitational Microlensing,” Science, 2008 (vol. 319, p. 927).

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, “First Map of an Extrasolar Planet,” press release, 2007 May 9,

Ray Jayawardhana, “Venus in Transit,” Astronomy, 2004 June. Gregory Laughlin et al., “Rapid Heating of the Atmosphere of an Extrasolar Planet,” Nature, 2009 (vol. 457, p. 562).

Dennis Overbye, “Scientists Find Solar System Like Ours,” New York Times, 2008 February 14.

Sara Seager et al., “Transiting Exoplanets with JWST,” Astrophysics in the Next Decade: JWST and Concurrent Facilities, 2008.

CHAPTER 6: Blurring Boundaries

Gibor Basri, “The Discovery of Brown Dwarfs,” Scientifc American, 2000 April.

International Astronomical Union, “Result of the IAU Resolution Votes,” 2006 August 24,

Ray Jayawardhana, “Probing Cosmic Depths,” Astronomy, 2000 September.

———, “Unraveling Brown Dwarf Origins,” Science, 2004 (vol. 303, p. 322).

Shiv S. Kumar, “The Bottom of the Main Sequence and Beyond: Speculations, Calculations, Observations and Discoveries (1958-2002),” Brown Dwarfs: Proceedings of the IAU Symposium No. 211, 2002.

Allison M. Martin, “Searching the Sky: Jill Tarter,” AWIS Magazine, 2005 Spring .

Subhanjoy Mohanty and Ray Jayawardhana, “The Mystery of Brown Dwarf Origins,” Scientifc American, 2006 January.

Maria Rosa Zapatero Osorio, “Planets without Suns,” Astronomy, 2006 October.

CHAPTER 7: A Picture’s Worth

H. W. Babcock, “The Possibility of Compensating for Astronomical Seeing,” Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacifc, 1953 (vol. 65, p. 229).

Gael Chauvin et al., “A Giant Planet Candidate Near a Young Brown Dwarf,” Astronomy and Astrophysics, 2004 (vol. 425, p. L29).

Rolf Danner and Ray Jayawardhana, “Seeing Sharper,” Astronomy, 2003 July.

Richard Harris, “Astronomers Discover New Exoplanets,” Talk of the Nation, NPR, 2008 November 14.

Paul Kalas et al., “Optical Images of an Exosolar Planet 25 Light-Years from Earth,” Science, 2008 (vol. 322, 1345).

David Lafrenière et al., “Direct Imaging and Spectroscopy of a Planetary-Mass Candidate Companion to a Young Solar Analog,” Astrophysical Journal, 2008 (vol. 689, p. L153).

Christian Marois et al., “Direct Imaging of Multiple Planets Orbiting the Star HR 8799,” Science, 2008 (vol. 322, p. 1348).

Claire Max, “Introduction to Adaptive Optics and Its History,”

David Shiga, “Imaging Exoplanets,” Sky and Telescope, 2004 April.

Peter N. Spotts, “Planet Hunters Snap First Pictures of Other Solar Systems,” Christian Science Monitor, 2008 November 13.

John T. Trauger and Wesley A. Traub, “A Laboratory Demonstration of the Capability to Image an Earth-like Extrasolar Planet,” Nature, 2007 (vol. 446, p. 771).

CHAPTER 8: Alien Earths

Lee Billings, “The Long Shot,” Seed, 2009 May.

Camille M. Carlisle, “The Race to Find Alien Earths,” Sky and Telescope, 2009 January.

Jonathan Irwin et al., “The MEarth Project: Searching for Transiting Habitable Super-Earths around Nearby M Dwarfs,” Transiting Planets: Proceedings of the IAU Symposium No. 253, 2008.

Ray Jayawardhana, “Super-Sized Earths” Astronomy, 2008 November.

James Kasting, “Essay Review: Peter Ward and Don Brownlee’s ‘Rare Earth,’ ” Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, 2001 Winter (vol. 44, p. 117).

Andrew Lawler, “Bill Borucki’s Planet Search,” Air and Space, 2003 May.

Michel Mayor et al., “The HARPS Search for Southern Extra-Solar Planets XVIII: An Earth-mass Planet in the GJ 581 Planetary System,” Astronomy and Astrophysics, 2009.

Oliver Morton, “Shadow Science,” Wired, 2006 September.

Didier Queloz et al., “The CoRoT-7 Planetary System: Two Orbiting Super-Earths,” Astronomy and Astrophysics, 2009.

CHAPTER 9: Signs of Life

Alex Boese, “The Great Moon Hoax,”

Nicolas Cowan et al., “Alien Maps of an Ocean-bearing World,” Astrophysical Journal, 2009 (vol. 700, p. 915).

David J. Des Marais et al., “Remote Sensing of Planetary Properties and Biosignatures on Extrasolar Terrestrial Planets,” Astro-biology, 2002 (vol. 2, p. 153).

Ray Jayawardhana, “Searching for Alien Earths,” Astronomy, 2004 June.

James F. Kasting, “Detecting Life on Extrasolar Planets,” Signs of Life: A Report Based on the April 2000 Workshop on Life Detection Techniques, 2002.

James F. Kasting and David Catling, “Evolution of a Habitable Planet,” Annual Reviews of Astronomy and Astrophysics, 2003 (vol. 43, p. 429).

Nancy Y. Kiang, “The Color of Plants on Other Worlds,” Scientifc American, 2008 April.

Robert Love, “Before Jon Stewart,” Columbia Journalism Review, 2007 March/April.

Vikki Meadows, “The Light of Alien Life,” Astrobiology, 2007 September,

Carl Sagan et al., “A Search for Life on Earth from the Galileo Spacecraft,” Nature, 1993 (vol. 365, p. 715).

Sara Seager, “The Search for Extrasolar Earth-like Planets,” Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2003 (vol. 208, p. 113).

William B. Sparks et al., “Detection of Circular Polarization in Light Scattered from Photosynthetic Microbes,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 2009 (vol. 106, p. 7816).

Margaret Turnbull, “Where Is Life Hiding?” Astronomy, 2006 October.