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Characterising exoplanets and their environment with UV transmission spectroscopy

Fossati, L.; Bourrier, V.; Ehrenreich, D.; Haswell, C. A.; Kislyakova, K.G.; Lammer, H.; Lecavelier des Etangs, A.; Alibert, Y.; Ayres, T. R.; Ballester, G. E.; Barnes, J.; Bisikalo, D. V.; Cameron, A. Collier; Czesla, S.; Desert, J.-M.; France, K.; Gudel, M.; Guenther, E.; Helling, Ch.; Heng, K.; Homstrom, M.; Kaltenegger, L.; Koskinen, T.; Lanza, A. F.; Linsky, J. L.; Mordasini, C.; Pagano, I.; Pollacco, D.; Rauer, H.; Reiners, A.; Salz, M.; Schneider, P. C.; Shematovich, V. I.; Staab, D.; Vidotto, A. A.; Wheatley, P. J.; Wood, B. E. and Yelle, R. V. (2015). Characterising exoplanets and their environment with UV transmission spectroscopy. Space Telescope Science Institute.

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Abstract

Exoplanet science is now in its full expansion, particularly after the CoRoT and Kepler space missions that led us to the discovery of thousands of extra-solar planets. The last decade has taught us that UV observations play a major role in advancing our understanding of planets and of their host stars, but the necessary UV observations can be carried out only by HST, and this is going to be the case for many years to come. It is therefore crucial to build a treasury data archive of UV exoplanet observations formed by a dozen "golden systems" for which observations will be available from the UV to the infrared. Only in this way we will be able to fully exploit JWST observations for exoplanet science, one of the key JWST science case.

Item Type: Other
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 46920
Depositing User: Carole Haswell
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2016 14:54
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2018 13:09
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/46920
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