Essays about: "hot Jupiters"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 6 essays containing the words hot Jupiters.

  1. 1. Solar System analogues among exoplanetary systems

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för astronomi och teoretisk fysik; Lunds universitet/Astronomi

    Author : Maria Lomaeva; [2016]
    Keywords : Physics and Astronomy;

    Abstract : Over the past two decades many discoveries of exoplanets have been made, which have drawn much attention to extrasolar planetary systems. In this work we study the composition of these systems and search for analogues of the Solar System. We considered the planets in the database at exoplanet.eu. READ MORE

  2. 2. The chemical composition of hot and cold gas giants

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för astronomi och teoretisk fysik; Lunds universitet/Astronomi

    Author : Linn Eriksson; [2016]
    Keywords : Planet formation; hot Jupiter; pebble accretion; Physics and Astronomy;

    Abstract : Exoplanet surveys have identified a category of giant planets that orbit very close to their host stars - the so-called hot Jupiters. The origin of such hot Jupiters is a long standing puzzle and has been closely investigated since the first discovery of such planets in 1995. READ MORE

  3. 3. The thermal structure of exoplanet atmospheres

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Astronomi; Lunds universitet/Institutionen för astronomi och teoretisk fysik

    Author : Matthew Agnew; [2015]
    Keywords : exoplanet; atmospheres; cold trap; hot jupiter; thermal inversion; thermal structure; Physics and Astronomy;

    Abstract : Context. The discovery of hot Jupiters, giant gas exoplanets on tight orbits close to their host star, has proven instrumental in the study of exoplanet atmospheres through transit spectroscopy. READ MORE

  4. 4. Spectroscopic analysis of exoplanet atmospheres : Ground-based high-resolution atmospheric characterization of hot Jupiters using near infrared spectroscopy

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för fysik och astronomi

    Author : Emelie Stoltz Årevik; [2015]
    Keywords : ground-based high-resolution atmospheric atmosphere characterization hot Jupiters near infrared spectroscopy;

    Abstract : This report is exploring the possibility of characterizing hot Jupiter atmospheres using ground-based high-resolution spectroscopy. The ESO CRIRES infrared spectrometer is selected as the observing tool. Simulated observations are computed for known transiting systems. READ MORE

  5. 5. Secular oscillations and Kozai cycles in planetary systems

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Astronomi; Lunds universitet/Institutionen för astronomi och teoretisk fysik

    Author : Joel Wallenius; [2014]
    Keywords : Kozai effect; Kozai mechanism; secular oscillations; hot Jupiters; planets; planetary systems; Physics and Astronomy;

    Abstract : The origin of the class of exoplanets typically referred to as hot Jupiters is to this day an unsettled matter. Some of the proposed formation channels predict certain values of the spin-orbit misalignment parameter, i.e. the angle between the stellar rotation axis, and the angular momentum vector of the planet orbit. READ MORE