With the discovery of planets beyond our solar system 25 years ago, exoplanet research
has expanded dramatically, with new state-of-the-ar ground-based and space-based missions
dedicated to their discovery an characterisation. With more than 3,500 exoplanets
now known, th complexity of the discovery techniques, observations and physica characterisation
have grown exponentially. This Handbook ties all thes avenues of research together
across a broad range of exoplanet science Planet formation, exoplanet interiors and
atmospheres, and habitabilit are discussed, providing in-depth coverage of our knowledge
to date Comprehensively updated from the first edition, it includes instrumenta and
observational developments, in-depth treatment of the new Keple mission results and
hot Jupiter atmospheric studies, and major update on models of exoplanet formation.
With extensive references to th research literature and appendices covering all individual
exoplane discoveries, it is a valuable reference to this exciting field for bot incoming
and established researchers.