Expanding beyond the solar system: Current observation and theory

Ko Yamada*, Satoshi Inaba

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Galaxies, stars, and planets have captivated and inspired human minds for centuries. A relatively young discovery in our universe is so-called extrasolar planets. First discovered in 1995, these planets travel in great distances, far outside of our solar system. A major challenge in extrasolar planet research is that these planets are extremely difficult to detect. Indeed, in many situations, this challenge demands great ingenuity when it comes to data analysis and information processing. The motivation in this chapter is to describe the general environment in which these challenges take place. In the course of this exploration, the reader is going to travel deep into our universe where silent messengers such as the COROT or Kepler space satellites communicate with us silently, reliably, and continuously in order to increase our understanding about the formation of planets, our solar system, and our universe at large.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Information and Knowledge Processing
PublisherSpringer London
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameAdvanced Information and Knowledge Processing
ISSN (Print)1610-3947
ISSN (Electronic)2197-8441

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Artificial Intelligence


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