A sub-Neptune exoplanet with a low-metallicity methane-depleted atmosphere and Mie-scattering clouds

@article{Benneke2019ASE,
  title={A sub-Neptune exoplanet with a low-metallicity methane-depleted atmosphere and Mie-scattering clouds},
  author={B. Benneke and H. A. Knutson and J. Lothringer and I. Crossfield and J. Moses and C. Morley and L. Kreidberg and B. Fulton and D. Dragomir and A. Howard and I. Wong and J. D'esert and P. McCullough and Eliza M.-R. Kempton and J. Fortney and R. Gilliland and D. Deming and J. Kammer},
  journal={Nature Astronomy},
  year={2019},
  pages={1-9}
}
  • B. Benneke, H. A. Knutson, +15 authors J. Kammer
  • Published 2019
  • Physics
  • Nature Astronomy
  • With no analogues in the Solar System, the discovery of thousands of exoplanets with masses and radii intermediate between Earth and Neptune was one of the big surprises of exoplanet science. These super-Earths and sub-Neptunes probably represent the most common outcome of planet formation1,2. Mass and radius measurements indicate a diversity in bulk composition much wider than for gas giants3; however, direct spectroscopic detections of molecular absorption and constraints on the gas mixing… CONTINUE READING
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