A map of the large day–night temperature gradient of a super-Earth exoplanet

@article{Demory2016AMO,
  title={A map of the large day–night temperature gradient of a super-Earth exoplanet},
  author={B. O. Demory and Micha{\"e}l Gillon and Julien de Wit and Nikku Madhusudhan and Emeline Bolmont and Kevin Heng and Tiffany Kataria and Nikole K Lewis and Renyu Hu and Jessica E. Krick and Vlada Stamenkovi{\'c} and Bjoern Benneke and Stephen Kane and Didier Queloz},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2016},
  volume={532},
  pages={207-209}
}
Over the past decade, observations of giant exoplanets (Jupiter-size) have provided key insights into their atmospheres, but the properties of lower-mass exoplanets (sub-Neptune) remain largely unconstrained because of the challenges of observing small planets. Numerous efforts to observe the spectra of super-Earths—exoplanets with masses of one to ten times that of Earth—have so far revealed only featureless spectra. Here we report a longitudinal thermal brightness map of the nearby transiting… CONTINUE READING
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