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There are three specific actions that will be carried out in order to achieve the main aim of the project. The three components are; study of different methods associated with the detection of exoplanets, study of the radiation emitted by exoplanets and study of existing databases of discovered exoplanets.
In order to complete the first component, a more in-depth study of the literature about the different detection techniques must be carried out. A more detailed knowledge of the mechanisms of detecting exoplanets particularly of terrestrial type. Study of the information from online planetary databases leading to being able to deduce on the nature of the exoplanet type e.g. terrestrial, gas giant etc.
Determine the properties that define a ‘terrestrial’ exoplanet such as mass, radii, density, composition, atmosphere, distance to parent star and determine the upper and lower limits for each parameter from current understanding and observation.
In-depth study of literature relating to different detection methods of exoplanets, in particular of terrestrial type. Determine which method is best suited to finding terrestrial exoplanets, now and in the future, from their properties in (1).