Infrared radiation from an extrasolar planet

@article{Deming2005InfraredRF,
  title={Infrared radiation from an extrasolar planet},
  author={Drake L. Deming and Sara Seager and Lee Jeremy Richardson and Joseph Harrington},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2005},
  volume={434},
  pages={740-743}
}
A class of extrasolar giant planets—the so-called ‘hot Jupiters’ (ref. 1)—orbit within 0.05 au of their primary stars (1 au is the Sun–Earth distance). These planets should be hot and so emit detectable infrared radiation. The planet HD 209458b (refs 3, 4) is an ideal candidate for the detection and characterization of this infrared light because it is eclipsed by the star. This planet has an anomalously large radius (1.35 times that of Jupiter), which may be the result of ongoing tidal… 

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