Thermal structure of an exoplanet atmosphere from phase-resolved emission spectroscopy

@article{Stevenson2014ThermalSO,
  title={Thermal structure of an exoplanet atmosphere from phase-resolved emission spectroscopy},
  author={Kevin B. Stevenson and Jean-Michel D{\'e}sert and Michael R. Line and Jacob L. Bean and Jonathan J. Fortney and A. P. Showman and Tiffany Kataria and Laura Kreidberg and Peter R. McCullough and Gregory W. Henry and David Charbonneau and Adam S. Burrows and Sara Seager and Nikku Madhusudhan and Michael H. Williamson and Derek Homeier},
  journal={Science},
  year={2014},
  volume={346},
  pages={838 - 841}
}
Exoplanets that orbit close to their host stars are much more highly irradiated than their solar system counterparts. Understanding the thermal structures and appearances of these planets requires investigating how their atmospheres respond to such extreme stellar forcing. We present spectroscopic thermal emission measurements as a function of orbital phase (“phase-curve observations”) for the highly irradiated exoplanet WASP-43b spanning three full planet rotations using the Hubble Space… 

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