Improved Analysis of Clarke Exobelt Detectability

@article{Sallmen2019ImprovedAO,
  title={Improved Analysis of Clarke Exobelt Detectability},
  author={S. Sallmen and E. Korpela and K. Crawford-Taylor},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  year={2019}
}
  • S. Sallmen, E. Korpela, K. Crawford-Taylor
  • Published 2019
  • Geology, Physics
  • arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
  • We analyze the potential transit light curve effects due to a Clarke belt of satellites around an exoplanet. Building on code and analysis from Korpela, Sallmen, & Leystra Greene (2015), we refine the transit analysis of Socas-Navarro (2018) by incorporating limb-darkening and taking an observer-centered approach to examining residuals. These considerations make Clarke exobelt detectability more difficult than previous estimates. We also consider practical dynamical issues for exobelts… CONTINUE READING
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