Hot Earths: Formation, Detection and Structure

Special session at the 210th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Honolulu, Hawaii
Thursday May 31 (Morning) Convenors: Nader Haghighipour and Eric Gaidos (University of Hawaii NAI Lead Team)

The session will focus on Earth-mass (terrestrial) planets in orbits close to their parent stars, objects that could be detected by the COROT and Kepler missions and ground-based high-precision radial velocity surveys. Topics will include how such planets might form, how physically and chemically diverse they might be, how their properties might be determined, and whether any of them might be able to support recognizable life. The session will consist of several invited speakers and an associated poster session. Abstract deadline: March 21 (late abstracts April 18). http://www.aas.org/meetings/aas210/index.php
[Source: NAI Newsletter]

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