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Geneva Extrasolar Planet Search Programs




A variety of observational programs run by Michel Mayor, Didier Queloz, and associates, at Geneva Observatory, which have resulted in the discovery of several extrasolar planets, including those around 51 Pegasi, 14 Herculis, Gliese 876, Gliese 86, and HD 75289. Among the current programs originated at Geneva are the extrasolar planet search at the Haut-Provence Observatory, its southern hemisphere counterpart centered on the Leonard Euler Telescope, and the M-dwarf (see red dwarf) programs. Future projects will involve the UV-Visual Echelle Spectrograph (UVES) and the High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Search (HARPS).


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