Planets outside the solar system
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Planets outside the solar system theory and observations

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Published by Kluwer Academic Publishers in Dordrecht, Boston .
Written in English


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Statementedited by J.-M. Mariotti and D. Alloin.
SeriesNATO science series. Series C, Mathematical and physical sciences ;, vol. 532, NATO science series., v. 532.
ContributionsMariotti, J.-M. 1955-, Alloin, D. M. 1944-, NATO Advanced Study Institute on Planets Outside the Solar System: Theory and Observations (1998 : Carg`ese, France)
LC ClassificationsQB820 .P55 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationxxii, 421 p. :
Number of Pages421
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL38112M
ISBN 100792357086
LC Control Number99025782

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