Hint of a transiting extended atmosphere on 55 Cancri b

@article{Ehrenreich2012HintOA,
  title={Hint of a transiting extended atmosphere on 55 Cancri b},
  author={D. Ehrenreich and V. Bourrier and X. Bonfils and A. L. D. Etangs and G. H'ebrard and D. Sing and P. Wheatley and A. Vidal-Madjar and X. Delfosse and S. Udry and T. Forveille and C. Moutou},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2012},
  volume={547}
}
  • D. Ehrenreich, V. Bourrier, +9 authors C. Moutou
  • Published 2012
  • Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • The naked-eye star 55 Cancri hosts a planetary system with five known planets, including a hot super-Earth (55 Cnc e) extremely close to its star and a farther out giant planet (55 Cnc b), found in milder irradiation conditions with respect to other known hot Jupiters. This system raises important questions on the evolution of atmospheres for close-in exoplanets, and the dependence with planetary mass and irradiation. These questions can be addressed by Lyman- transit observations of the… CONTINUE READING
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