The observational case for Jupiter being a typical massive planet.

@article{Lineweaver2002TheOC,
  title={The observational case for Jupiter being a typical massive planet.},
  author={C. Lineweaver and Daniel Grether},
  journal={Astrobiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={2 3},
  pages={
          325-34
        }
}
We identify a subsample of the recently detected extrasolar planets that is minimally affected by the selection effects of the Doppler detection method. With a simple analysis we quantify trends in the surface density of this subsample in the period-Msin(i) plane. A modest extrapolation of these trends puts Jupiter in the most densely occupied region of this parameter space, thus indicating that Jupiter is a typical massive planet rather than an outlier. Our analysis suggests that Jupiter is… 

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