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Radial Velocities

The radial-velocity (RV) group is concerned about the need to develop RV instrumentation able to detect very low mass planets to solar-type stars. This implies both the development of technological solutions, but also of observing strategies and data analysis tools.


Xavier Bonfils, François Bouchy, Abhijit Chakraborty, Alexandre Correia, Thierry Forveille, James Jenkins, Hugh Jones, Christophe Lovis, Claudio Melo, Nuno C. Santos (coordinator), Johnny Setiawan

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Definition from wikipedia (Radial Velocities)

Tuesday 4 March 2008 by flo
Radial velocity is the velocity of an object in the direction of the line of sight (i.e. its speed straight towards you, or away from you). The light of an object with a substantial radial velocity will be subject to Doppler effect, so the frequency of the light decreases for receding objects (...)