The purpose of this website is to release information about our activities and the results of "New Frontiers of Extrasolar Planets: Exploring Terrestrial Planets" with Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research by The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (on Innovative Areas). There are 38 researchers from 13 researching organizations, mainly from universities in Japan, participating in this research.
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"On-time investigation of the birth of extrasolar planet"
As previously mentioned, an extrasolar planet was discovered for the first time in 1995. Before this, another important factor for the observation of extrasolar planets was being recognized in the mid1980s. It was a protoplanetary disk that is considered the base of the planetary system. » Read More