Transiting Exoplanets

Author: Carole A. Haswell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521191838
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The methods used in the detection and characterisation of exoplanets are presented in this unique textbook for advanced undergraduates.

Implementation Of Algorithms For The Detection Of Transiting Exoplanets And An Application To Hatsouth Data

Author: Matías Rodrigo Díaz Muñoz
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Application Of The Wilson Devinney Code To Transiting Exoplanets

Author: Andrew Christopher Kocurek
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Since the Kepler satellite has launched, thousands of gigabytes of data are becoming available for astronomers all over the world to analyze in order to help find and verify newly discovered exoplanets. With this much data it is imperative to streamline the data analysis. The Wilson-Devinney code was originally developed to analyze binary star systems quickly and accurately; however, there is no reason to exclude other physical systems that share similar aspects, such as exoplanet systems. The purpose of this research is to see if the Wilson-Devinney code (2010 version) can accurately identify exoplanet system parameters while potentially improving upon them. After examination of three planets, the Wilson-Devinney code (2010) can be used to accurately determine the physical parameters of exoplanet systems that fit into a large range of physical parameters as well as refine the original measurements provided by NASA's method of using the PHEOBE program which is based off of an older version of the Wilson-Devinney code.

Exoplanet Observing For Amateurs

Author: Bruce L. Gary
Publisher: Bruce L Gary
ISBN: 0979844630
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The Transits Of Extrasolar Planets With Moons

Author: David M. Kipping
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642222696
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Can we detect the moons of extrasolar planets? For two decades, astronomers have made enormous progress in the detection and characterisation of exoplanetary systems but the identification of an "exomoon" is notably absent. In this thesis, David Kipping shows how transiting planets may be used to infer the presence of exomoons through deviations in the time and duration of the planetary eclipses. A detailed account of the transit model, potential distortions, and timing techniques is covered before the analytic forms for the timing variations are derived. It is shown that habitable-zone exomoons above 0.2 Earth-masses are detectable with the Kepler space telescope using these new timing techniques.

Transiting Planets Iau S253

Author: International Astronomical Union. Symposium
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521889841
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Presents a complete description of research developments in the exciting field of transiting extrasolar planets.

Transiting Extrasolar Planets Workshop

Author: Cristina Afonso
Publisher: Astronomical Society of the pacific
ISBN: 9781583812341
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Exoplanet Atmospheres

Author: Sara Seager
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400835300
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Over the past twenty years, astronomers have identified hundreds of extrasolar planets--planets orbiting stars other than the sun. Recent research in this burgeoning field has made it possible to observe and measure the atmospheres of these exoplanets. This is the first textbook to describe the basic physical processes--including radiative transfer, molecular absorption, and chemical processes--common to all planetary atmospheres, as well as the transit, eclipse, and thermal phase variation observations that are unique to exoplanets. In each chapter, Sara Seager offers a conceptual introduction, examples that combine the relevant physics equations with real data, and exercises. Topics range from foundational knowledge, such as the origin of atmospheric composition and planetary spectra, to more advanced concepts, such as solutions to the radiative transfer equation, polarization, and molecular and condensate opacities. Since planets vary widely in their atmospheric properties, Seager emphasizes the major physical processes that govern all planetary atmospheres. Moving from first principles to cutting-edge research, Exoplanet Atmospheres is an ideal resource for students and researchers in astronomy and earth sciences, one that will help prepare them for the next generation of planetary science. The first textbook to describe exoplanet atmospheres Illustrates concepts using examples grounded in real data Provides a step-by-step guide to understanding the structure and emergent spectrum of a planetary atmosphere Includes exercises for students

Detection And Dynamics Of Transiting Exoplanets

Author: Observatoire de Haute-Provence (St. Michel l'Observatoire). Colloquium
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Exoplanets And Alien Solar Systems

Author: Tahir Yaqoob
Publisher: New Earth Labs
ISBN: 0974168920
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An unprecedented number of planets outside of the solar system have been found, with an explosion in the number of discoveries in recent years. Find out what has been happening in this rapidly advancing arena of human exploration, what these extrasolar planets are like, and why some traditional ideas face being thrown out.