Interactions of the Magnetospheres of Stars and Close-in Giant Planets


Since the first discovery of an extrasolar planetary system more than a decade ago, hundreds more have been discovered. Surprisingly, many of these systems harbor Jupiter-class gas giants located close to the central star, at distances of 0.1 AU or less. Observations of chromospheric ’hot spots’ that rotate in phase with the planetary orbit, and elevated… (More)


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