Weather on Brown Dwarfs

Weather on Brown Dwarfs

An outline of the paper: atmospheric circulation on brown dwarfs: jets, vortices and time variability by Zhang and Showman. What is the atmospheric circulation like…

The colour of giant planets in the Solar System

The colour of giant planets in the Solar System

Following our attempt to measure the colour of HD 189733b (see this post), I have taken a look at what determines the colours of Solar-System…

The climate of Middle Earth

The climate of Middle Earth

An outline of the (spoof) paper: The climate of Middle Earth. by Radagast et al. An amusing “pseudo-paper” on planetary atmospheres has appeared last week:…

The Planet Population Plateau

The Planet Population Plateau

An outline of the paper: A Plateau in the Planet Population below Twice the Size of Earth by Petigura et al. One of the key…

The first spatial map of clouds in an exoplanet atmosphere

The first spatial map of clouds in an exoplanet atmosphere

An outline of the paper: Inference of inhomogeneous clouds in an exoplanet atmosphere by Demory et al. This letter by Brice-Olivier Demory (MIT) and collaborators presents…

Reconnaissance of the HR 8799 System with Project 1640

Reconnaissance of the HR 8799 System with Project 1640

An outline of the paper: Reconnaissance of the HR 8799 Exosolar System. I. Near-Infrared Spectroscopy by Oppenheimer et al. At Exoclimes, we’re often biased towards transiting…

A whole new world : topographic map of Titan

A whole new world : topographic map of Titan

An outline of the paper: A GLOBAL TOPOGRAPHIC MAP OF TITAN, by Ralph Lorenz et al. (Icarus 225) An entirely new World Map is not something…

A hint of a cloud-free atmosphere in the hot-Uranus GJ 3470b

A hint of a cloud-free atmosphere in the hot-Uranus GJ 3470b

An outline of the paper: Optical-to-near-infrared Simultaneous Observations for the Hot Uranus GJ3470b: A Hint of a Cloud-free Atmosphere by Fukui et al. The discovery of low-mass planets orbiting nearby low-mass stars have recently allowed…

Brown Dwarfs Come of Age

Brown Dwarfs Come of Age

A few months ago I attended my first conference on brown dwarfs, in Fuerteventura,  one of the Canary Islands off the west coast of Africa….

Ground-based spectroscopy for WASP-19 b’s atmosphere

Ground-based spectroscopy for WASP-19 b’s atmosphere

An outline of the paper: Ground-based transit spectroscopy of the hot Jupiter WASP-19 b in the near-infrared by Jacob Bean et al. Starting with the initial…

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