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Spectra of irradiated giant planets
Author(s): Adam Burrows; David Sudarsky
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Paper Abstract

As many as 101 extrasolar giant planets (EGPs) have been detected by radial-velocity techniques, but none has been detected directly by its own emission or by reflection of the light from its parent star. We review the current state-of-the-art in the theoretical modeling of the spectra of giant planets outside the solar system and the basic theory of EGP spectra and atmospheres. We are now entering a new era of planet discovery and measurement. This contribution is meant to communicate some of the excitement in the astronomical community as the hunt for these exotic and remarkable objects accelerates.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 December 2002
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4835, Future Research Direction and Visions for Astronomy, (16 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.456502
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Adam Burrows, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
David Sudarsky, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4835:
Future Research Direction and Visions for Astronomy
Alan M. Dressler, Editor(s)

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