Reflected Light from Giant Planets in Habitable Zones: Tapping into the Power of the Cross-Correlation Function

Abstract

The direct detection of reflected light from exoplanets is an excellent probe for the characterization of their atmospheres. The greatest challenge for this task is the low planet-to-star flux ratio, which even in the most favourable case is of the order of 10−4 in the optical. This ratio decreases even more for planets in their host’s habitable zone… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11084-016-9493-2

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