On Mapping Exoplanet Atmospheres with High-dispersion Spectro-polarimetry: Some Model Predictions

@article{Muoz2018OnME,
  title={On Mapping Exoplanet Atmospheres with High-dispersion Spectro-polarimetry: Some Model Predictions},
  author={A. Mu{\~n}oz},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2018},
  volume={854},
  pages={108}
}
  • A. Muñoz
  • Published 2018
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
Planets reflect and linearly polarize the radiation that they receive from their host stars. The emergent polarization is sensitive to aspects of the planet atmosphere such as the gas composition and the occurrence of condensates and their optical properties. Extracting this information will represent a major step in the characterization of exoplanets. The numerical simulations presented here show that the polarization of a spatially-unresolved exoplanet may be detected by cross-correlating… Expand

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