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2008ApJ...684.1427M - Astrophys. J., 684, 1427-1432 (2008/September-2)

Thermal emission of exoplanet XO-1b.

MACHALEK P., McCULLOUGH P.R., BURKE C.J., VALENTI J.A., BURROWS A. and HORA J.L.

Abstract (from CDS):

We estimate flux ratios of the extrasolar planet XO-1b to its host star XO-1 at 3.6, 4.5, 5.8, and 8.0 µm with IRAC on the Spitzer Space Telescope to be 0.00086±0.00007, 0.00122±0.00009, 0.00261±0.00031, and 0.00210±0.00029, respectively. The fluxes are inconsistent with a canonical cloudless model for the thermal emission from a planet and suggest an atmosphere with a thermal inversion layer and a possible stratospheric absorber. A newly emerging correlation between the presence of a thermal inversion layer in the planetary atmosphere and stellar insolation of the planet, as by Burrows and colleagues, is refined. The substellar point flux from the parent star at XO-1b of ∼0.49x109 erg/cm2/s sets a new lower limit for the occurrence of a thermal inversion in a planetary atmosphere.

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Journal keyword(s): Stars: Binaries: Eclipsing - Infrared: Stars - Stars: Planetary Systems - stars: individual (XO-1)

Simbad objects: 22

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