Extrasolar planets: Cloudy with a chance of dustballs

  title={Extrasolar planets: Cloudy with a chance of dustballs},
  author={J. Moses},
  • J. Moses
  • Published 2014
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Nature
  • The flat and featureless transmission spectra of two intermediate-sized extrasolar planets, observed during the planets' passage across their host stars, shed light on the properties of their atmospheres. See Letters p.66 & p.69 Two papers in this issue of Nature report Hubble Space Telescope observations of two separate sub-Jupiter-sized extrasolar planets. Heather Knutson et al. observed four transits of the Neptune-mass planet GJ 436b and Laura Kreidberg et al. observed 15 transits of the… CONTINUE READING
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