Transiting Exoplanets with JWST

  title={Transiting Exoplanets with JWST},
  author={S. Seager and D. Deming and J. Valenti},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics},
  • S. Seager, D. Deming, J. Valenti
  • Published 2009
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Astrophysics
  • The era of exoplanet characterization is upon us. For a subset of exoplanets—the transiting planets—physical properties can be measured, including mass, radius, and atmosphere characteristics. Indeed, measuring the atmospheres of a further subset of transiting planets, the hot Jupiters, is now routine with the Spitzer Space Telescope. The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will continue Spitzer’s legacy with its large mirror size and precise thermal stability. JWST is poised for the significant… CONTINUE READING
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