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02 July 2022
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Global Architecture of Planetary Systems (GAPS), a project for the whole Italian Community
Ennio Poretti ; Caterina Boccato ; Riccardo Claudi ; Rosario Cosentino ; Elvira Covino ; Silvano Desidera ; Raffaele Gratton ; Antonino F. Lanza ; Antonio Maggio ; Giuseppina Micela ; Emilio Molinari ; Isabella Pagano ; Giampaolo Piotto ; Riccardo Smareglia ; Alessandro Sozzetti ; whole GAPS collaboration ;
Date 7 Sep 2015
AbstractThe GAPS project is running since 2012 with the goal to optimize the science return of the HARPS-N instrument mounted at Telescopio Nazionale Galileo. A large number of astronomers is working together to allow the Italian community to gain an international position adequate to the HARPS-N capabilities in the exoplanetary researches. Relevant scientific results are being obtained on both the main guidelines of the collaboration, i.e., the discovery surveys and the characterization studies. The planetary system discovered around the southern component of the binary XO-2 and its characterization together with that of the system orbiting the northern component are a good example of the completeness of the topics matched by the GAPS project. The dynamics of some planetary systems are investigated by studying the Rossiter-McLaughlin effect, while host stars are characterized by means of asteroseismology and star-planet interaction.
Source arXiv, 1509.3661
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