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2014ApJ...791...25N - Astrophys. J., 791, 25 (2014/August-2)

Detection of exomoons through observation of radio emissions.


Abstract (from CDS):

In the Jupiter-Io system, the moon's motion produces currents along the field lines that connect it to Jupiter's polar regions. The currents generate and modulate radio emissions along their paths via the electron-cyclotron maser instability. Based on this process, we suggest that such modulation of planetary radio emissions may reveal the presence of exomoons around giant planets in exoplanetary systems. A model explaining the modulation mechanism in the Jupiter-Io system is extrapolated and used to define criteria for exomoon detectability. A cautiously optimistic scenario of the possible detection of such exomoons around Epsilon Eridani b and Gliese 876 b is provided.

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Journal keyword(s): methods: analytical - planets and satellites: detection - planets and satellites: dynamical evolution and stability

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