AAS 206th Meeting, 29 May - 2 June 2005
Session 9 Brown Dwarfs and Extrasolar Planets
Poster, Monday, 9:20am-6:30pm, Tuesday, 10:00am-7:00pm, May 30, 2005, Ballroom A

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[9.06] An Astrometric Search for Jupiters Around Young Stars with SIM-PlanetQuest

C. Beichman (MSC/JPL), A. Tanner (JPL), S. Mohanty (CfA), SIM-YSO Team

The goal of our SIM Key Project is to detect planets of Saturn-Jupiter mass orbiting between ~0.5 and ~10 AU around young stars. We will observe between 100 and 150 stars with ages ranging between 1 million and 100 million years in well known star-forming regions. Since photospheric variations preclude detection of such planets via the radial velocity technique, SIM PlanetQuest offers perhaps the only ways to find planets close to the ice-line where gas giants are thought to form.

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