Mapping Exoplanets

@article{Cowan2017MappingE,
  title={Mapping Exoplanets},
  author={N. Cowan and Y. Fujii},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  year={2017}
}
  • N. Cowan, Y. Fujii
  • Published 2017
  • Geology, Physics
  • arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
  • The varied surfaces and atmospheres of planets make them interesting places to live, explore, and study from afar. Unfortunately, the great distance to exoplanets makes it impossible to resolve their disk with current or near-term technology. It is still possible, however, to deduce spatial inhomogeneities in exoplanets provided that different regions are visible at different times---this can be due to rotation, orbital motion, and occultations by a star, planet, or moon. Astronomers have so… CONTINUE READING
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