extrasolar


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to extrasolar: Extrasolar planets

ex·tra·so·lar

 (ĕk′strə-sō′lər)
adj.
Being or originating outside the solar system: an extrasolar planet.

extrasolar

(ˌɛkstrəˈsəʊlə)
adj
(Astronomy) occurring or existing beyond the earth's solar system
References in periodicals archive ?
Publishing the same day online in Science, Paul Kalas of the University of California, Berkeley and his colleagues unveil what appears to be another historic extrasolar planet image.
Astronomers have discovered nearly 200 extrasolar planets, but most orbit obscure stars with quite forgettable names.
The find comes from a worldwide collaboration headquartered at Ohio State, US, called the Microlensing Follow-Up Network (MicroFUN), which searches the sky for extrasolar planets.
The three extrasolar planets, all presumably rocky, range in mass from 4.2 to 9.4 times that of Earth.
"The extrasolar planetary science community is devastated," says Geoff Marcy (University of California, Berkeley).
"But these sun glints are important because, if we saw an extrasolar planet which had glints that popped up periodically, we would know that we were seeing lakes, oceans or other large bodies of liquid, such as water," said Drake Deming, of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
In the 13 years since the first discovery of a planet orbiting a sunlike star outside our solar system, astronomers have found about 300 such "extrasolar" planets, but still have no pictures of ally of them.
Detecting extrasolar planets involves looking for tiny shifts in a star's spectral lines as the relatively weak gravitational tug of an unseen planet pulls the star slightly toward us and then away.
Ground-based astrometry has been used for more than a century, but none of the extrasolar planets it has detected has been verified in subsequent studies.
From the sizzling outer atmosphere of a sunlike star to the chilly surroundings of a dark, stellar cinder, extrasolar planets keep turning up in the darndest places.
THE SEARCH FOR extrasolar planets has turned up nearly 180 in the past 10 years, most being giant worlds like Jupiter.
Washington, November 14 (ANI): Two teams of astronomers have found that extrasolar planet HAT-P-7b, discovered in 2008, has a retrograde or highly tilted orbit.