project . 2020 - 2026 . On going

Exoplanets in 3D: Interpreting 3D planets using 1D spectra

UK Research and Innovation
  • Funder: UK Research and InnovationProject code: ST/T004479/1
  • Funded under: STFC Funder Contribution: 711,477 GBP
  • Status: On going
  • Start Date
    30 Sep 2020
    End Date
    07 May 2026
Description
Satellite images of the planets in our Solar System reveal dynamic, changing worlds. Jupiter's poles are now known to be unexpectedly blue, contrasting with the equator, and the great red spot is gradually shrinking. Recently, we have also started to find out more about planets orbiting other stars - exoplanets. Studying exoplanets is exciting because it provides context for the evolution of Solar System planets, but also involves several challenges. Only rarely can we directly observe an exoplanet, because stars are so much larger and brighter. Instead, we measure the dip in the amount of light coming from the parent star when the planet passes in front. Gases ...
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Description
Satellite images of the planets in our Solar System reveal dynamic, changing worlds. Jupiter's poles are now known to be unexpectedly blue, contrasting with the equator, and the great red spot is gradually shrinking. Recently, we have also started to find out more about planets orbiting other stars - exoplanets. Studying exoplanets is exciting because it provides context for the evolution of Solar System planets, but also involves several challenges. Only rarely can we directly observe an exoplanet, because stars are so much larger and brighter. Instead, we measure the dip in the amount of light coming from the parent star when the planet passes in front. Gases ...
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