The effect of lunarlike satellites on the orbital infrared light curves of Earth-analog planets.

@article{Moskovitz2009TheEO,
  title={The effect of lunarlike satellites on the orbital infrared light curves of Earth-analog planets.},
  author={N. Moskovitz and E. Gaidos and D. M. Williams},
  journal={Astrobiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={
          269-77
        }
}
  • N. Moskovitz, E. Gaidos, D. M. Williams
  • Published 2009
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Astrobiology
  • We have investigated the influence of lunarlike satellites on the infrared orbital light curves of Earth-analog extrasolar planets. Such light curves will be obtained by NASA's Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF) and ESA's Darwin missions as a consequence of repeat observations to confirm the companion status of a putative planet and determine its orbit. We used an energy balance model to calculate disk-averaged infrared (bolometric) fluxes from planet-satellite systems over a full orbital period… CONTINUE READING
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