Astrophys. J., 832, 173-173 (2016/December-1)
Two regimes of interaction of a hot Jupiter's escaping atmosphere with the stellar wind and generation of energized atomic hydrogen corona.
SHAIKHISLAMOV I.F., KHODACHENKO M.L., LAMMER H., KISLYAKOVA K.G., FOSSATI L., JOHNSTONE C.P., PROKOPOV P.A., BEREZUTSKY A.G., ZAKHAROV Y.P. and POSUKH V.G.
Abstract (from CDS):
The interaction of escaping the upper atmosphere of a hydrogen-rich non-magnetized analog of HD 209458b with a stellar wind (SW) of its host G-type star at different orbital distances is simulated with a 2D axisymmetric multi-fluid hydrodynamic (HD) model. A realistic Sun-like spectrum of X-ray and ultraviolet radiation, which ionizes and heats the planetary atmosphere, together with hydrogen photochemistry, as well as stellar-planetary tidal interaction are taken into account to generate self-consistently an atmospheric HD outflow. Two different regimes of the planetary and SW interaction have been modeled. These are: (1) the "captured by the star" regime, when the tidal force and pressure gradient drive the planetary material beyond the Roche lobe toward the star, and (2) the "blown by the wind" regime, when sufficiently strong SW confines the escaping planetary atmosphere and channels it into the tail. The model simulates in detail the HD interaction between the planetary atoms, protons and the SW, as well as the production of energetic neutral atoms (ENAs) around the planet due to charge exchange between planetary atoms and stellar protons. The revealed location and shape of the ENA cloud, either as a paraboloid shell between the ionopause and bowshock (for the "blown by the wind" regime), or a turbulent layer at the contact boundary between the planetary stream and SW (for the "captured by the star" regime) are of importance for the interpretation of Lyα absorption features in exoplanetary transit spectra and characterization of the plasma environments.
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hydrodynamics - planets and satellites: atmospheres - planets and satellites: individual: exoplanets - planets and satellites: physical evolution - planet-star interactions - plasmas - plasmas
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