The Pan ‐ Pacific Planet Search : A Southern Hemisphere Search for Planets Orbiting Evolved Massive Stars

The vast majority of known extrasolar planets orbit stars wi th a narrow range of masses (0.7–1.3 M⊙). Little is known about the properties of planetary systems with host stars significantly more massive than the Sun. Planet formation models predict t hat giant planets are more common around higher-mass stars ( M∗ > 1.5M⊙). However, these types of stars… CONTINUE READING