SPITZER PHASE CURVE CONSTRAINTS for WASP-43b at 3.6 and 4.5 μm

@article{Stevenson2017SPITZERPC,
  title={SPITZER PHASE CURVE CONSTRAINTS for WASP-43b at 3.6 and 4.5 $\mu$m},
  author={Kevin B. Stevenson and Michael R. Line and Jacob L. Bean and Jean-Michel Desert and Jonathan J. Fortney and A. P. Showman and Tiffany Kataria and Laura Kreidberg and Y. Katherina Feng},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2017},
  volume={153},
  pages={68}
}
Previous measurements of heat redistribution efficiency (the ability to transport energy from a planet's highly irradiated dayside to its eternally dark nightside) show considerable variation between exoplanets. Theoretical models predict a positive correlation between heat redistribution efficiency and temperature for tidally locked planets; however, recent Hubble Space Telescope (HST) WASP-43b spectroscopic phase curve results are inconsistent with current predictions. Using the Spitzer Space… Expand
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