MIRECLE: Science Yield for a Mid-infrared Explorer-class Mission to Study Nontransiting Rocky Planets Orbiting the Nearest M Stars Using Planetary Infrared Excess

  title={MIRECLE: Science Yield for a Mid-infrared Explorer-class Mission to Study Nontransiting Rocky Planets Orbiting the Nearest M Stars Using Planetary Infrared Excess},
  author={Avi M. Mandell and Jacob Lustig-Yaeger and Kevin B. Stevenson and Johannes G. Staguhn},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
Recent investigations have demonstrated the potential for utilizing a new observational and data-analysis technique for studying the atmospheres of nontransiting exoplanets with combined light that relies on acquiring simultaneous, broad-wavelength spectra and resolving planetary infrared emission from the stellar spectrum through simultaneous fitting of the stellar and planetary spectral signatures. This new data-analysis technique, called planetary infrared excess (PIE), holds the potential… 

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