The Direct Detection and Characterization of M-dwarf Planets Using Light Echoes

@article{Sparks2018TheDD,
  title={The Direct Detection and Characterization of M-dwarf Planets Using Light Echoes},
  author={William B. Sparks and Richard L. White and Roxana E. Lupu and Holland C. Ford},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2018},
  volume={854}
}
Exoplanets orbiting M-dwarf stars are a prime target in the search for life in the universe. M-dwarf stars are active, with powerful flares that could adversely impact prospects for life, though there are counter-arguments. Here, we turn flaring to advantage and describe ways in which it can be used to enhance the detectability of planets, in the absence of transits or a coronagraph, significantly expanding the accessible discovery and characterization space. Flares produce brief bursts of… 

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