Extra-solar Planets and the Search for Life
Home pages of main extrasolar and search for life web sites
- NASA's Kepler Mission:
A search for habitable planets.
- NASA's Kepler Mission is a space mission designed to detect and
characterize hundreds of Earth-size planets of a wide variety of
stars. The web site contains information on methods for detecting
extrasolar planets. Much of the material has been included
Space Interferometry Mission (SIM) Planet Quest
- NASA's SIM will use interferometry to determine much more
accurately the positions and distances of stars throughout the
galaxy and to probe nearby stars for planets. Most of the science
content of the web site has been included here.
- NASA's Origins
- "Origins" is the NASA web site of their Origins program which
serves to answer the questions: where do we come from and are we
alone? The site is a rich mixture of text and images providing
information on all aspects of understanding life in the universe.
- Royal Observatory,
- The Royal Observatory's web site contains a very useful section
called Astronomy Fact Files which is divided into sections such as
the universe, the stars, and the solar system. Much of the ROG
internal pages content has been downloaded. Astronomy Fact Files
can be accessed from the menu on the left hand side of the ROG home
Space Agency (ESA) Science and Technology
- ESA's Science and Technology web site is organized by mission.
Use either the site map or the search facility (here)
to navigate through exosolar topics.
- SETI Institute
- This web site is the home page of the SETI (Search for
Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute. It covers aspects of the
institute itself and the methods being employed in the search for
Other extrasolar and search for life related external web
PlanetQuest - The Search for Another Earth
- NASA's PlanetQuest web site is the home for planet-finding
missions including Keck Interferometer, SIM, Terrestrial Planet
Finder, Spitzer Space Telescope, Kepler, and LBTI.
Extra-solar Planets Encyclopedia
- This French web site provides a good overview of the search for
extra-solar planets and the results so far. It has been created by
Jean Schneider of the Paris Observatory.
- California & Carnegie
- This web site contains just about everything concerning
exosolar planets. See Research Notes: Extrasolar Planets for the
science of exosolar planets inluding Characteristics of Extrasolar
Planets and Controversies Regarding Extrasolar Planets.
- COROT is CNES extrasolar planet mission.
- This web site is the home page of NASA's Planetary Systems
branch who's purpose is to study the origin, structure and
evolution of planetary systems.
- This is the website of Astrobiology Magazine, which is run by
NASA. It provides some
interesting articles on planetary exploration and its implications
- The Planetary
- The Planetary Society was founded to encourage the exploration
of our solar system and the search for extraterrestrial life. This
web site is the home page of The Planetary Society's British