Statistical Similarities Between Populations of “ Extrasolar Planets ” and Stellar Companions

@inproceedings{StepinskiStatisticalSB,
  title={Statistical Similarities Between Populations of “ Extrasolar Planets ” and Stellar Companions},
  author={Tomasz F. Stepinski and David St C Black}
}
We estimate probability densities of projected masses, orbital periods and eccentricities for the population of extrasolar planets and, separately, for a selected sample of stellar companions to solar-type stars. We find that projected masses, periods and eccentricities are similarly distributed in both populations. This resemblance suggests a common or… CONTINUE READING