Clouds in the atmosphere of the super-Earth exoplanet GJ 1214b

  title={Clouds in the atmosphere of the super-Earth exoplanet GJ 1214b},
  author={L. Kreidberg and J. L. Bean and J. D'esert and B. Benneke and D. Deming and K. B. Stevenson and S. Seager and Z. Berta-Thompson and A. Seifahrt and D. Homeier},
  • L. Kreidberg, J. L. Bean, +7 authors D. Homeier
  • Published 2014
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Recent surveys have revealed that planets intermediate in size between Earth and Neptune (‘super-Earths’) are among the most common planets in the Galaxy. Atmospheric studies are the next step towards developing a comprehensive understanding of this new class of object. Much effort has been focused on using transmission spectroscopy to characterize the atmosphere of the super-Earth archetype GJ 1214b (refs 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17), but previous observations did not have… CONTINUE READING
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