LYα TRANSIT SPECTROSCOPY AND THE NEUTRAL HYDROGEN TAIL OF THE HOT NEPTUNE GJ 436b

@article{Kulow2014LYTS,
  title={LY$\alpha$ TRANSIT SPECTROSCOPY AND THE NEUTRAL HYDROGEN TAIL OF THE HOT NEPTUNE GJ 436b},
  author={Jennifer R. Kulow and Kevin France and J. F. Linsky and R. O. Parke Loyd},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={786}
}
To date, more than 750 planets have been discovered orbiting stars other than the Sun. Two sub-classes of these exoplanets, “hot Jupiters” and their less massive counterparts “hot Neptunes,” provide a unique opportunity to study the extended atmospheres of planets outside of our solar system. We describe here the first far-ultraviolet transit study of a hot Neptune, specifically GJ 436b, for which we use Hubble Space Telescope/Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph Lyα spectra to measure stellar… 

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