Thermal phase curves of nontransiting terrestrial exoplanets - II. Characterizing airless planets

@article{Maurin2011ThermalPC,
  title={Thermal phase curves of nontransiting terrestrial exoplanets - II. Characterizing airless planets},
  author={A. S. Maurin and Franck Selsis and Franck Hersant and Adrian R. Belu},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2011},
  volume={538},
  pages={95}
}
Context. The photometric signal we receive from a star hosting a planet is modulated by the variation in the planet signal with its orbital phase. Such phase variations (or phase curves) are observed for transiting hot Jupiters with current instrumentation and have also been measured for one transiting terrestrial planet (Kepler10b) and one nontransiting gas giant (Ups A b). Future telescopes (JWST and EChO) will have the capability of measuring thermal phase curves of exoplanets, including hot… 

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