Geneva Extrasolar Planet Search

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The Geneva Extrasolar Planet Search is a variety of observational programs run by M. Mayor, D. Naef, F. Pepe, D. Queloz, N.C. Santos, and S. Udry. The program is located at the site of Sauverny in Versoix, a small town near Geneva, Switzerland. The work done by this organization resulted in the discovery of several extrasolar planets, including the first confirmed extrasolar planet orbiting a Sun-like star, 51 Pegasi b. Current programs originated at Geneva are the extrasolar planet search at the Haute-Provence Observatory, La Silla Observatory, and the M dwarf programs. Current projects involve the High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searcher or HARPS spectrograph.[1][2]

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  1. ^ David Darling, "Geneva Extrasolar Planet Search Programs", The Encyclopedia of Astrobiology, Astronomy, and Space Flight, May 7, 2007.
  2. ^ Mayer et al. "The Geneva Extrasolar Planet Search Programmes". Retrieved 2009-05-25.