Defining and cataloging exoplanets: the exoplanet.eu database

@article{Schneider2011DefiningAC,
  title={Defining and cataloging exoplanets: the exoplanet.eu database},
  author={Jean Schneider and Cyril Dedieu and Pierre Le Sidaner and Renaud Savalle and I. Yu. Zolotukhin},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2011},
  volume={532},
  pages={79-90}
}
We describe an online database for extrasolar planetary-mass candidates, which is updated regularly as new data are available. We first discuss criteria for inclusion of objects in the catalog: “definition” of a planet and several aspects of the confidence level of planet candidates. We are led to point out the contradiction between the sharpness of criteria for belonging to a catalog and the fuzziness of the confidence level for an object to be a planet. We then describe the different tables… Expand
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