The Interior and Atmosphere of the Habitable-zone Exoplanet K2-18b

@article{Madhusudhan2020TheIA,
  title={The Interior and Atmosphere of the Habitable-zone Exoplanet K2-18b},
  author={Nikku Madhusudhan and Matthew C. Nixon and Luis Welbanks and Anjali Piette and Richard A. Booth},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2020},
  volume={891}
}
  • Nikku Madhusudhan, Matthew C. Nixon, +2 authors Richard A. Booth
  • Published 2020
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • Exoplanets orbiting M dwarfs present a valuable opportunity for their detection and atmospheric characterisation. This is evident from recent inferences of H$_2$O in such atmospheres, including that of the habitable-zone exoplanet K2-18b. With a bulk density between Earth and Neptune, K2-18b may be expected to possess a H/He envelope. However, the extent of such an envelope and the thermodynamic conditions of the interior remain unexplored. In the present work, we investigate the atmospheric… CONTINUE READING

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