Hot super-Earths stripped by their host stars

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Lundkvist, M. S.; Kjeldsen, H.; Albrecht, S.; Davies, G. R.; Basu, S.; Huber, D.; Justesen, A. B.; Karoff, C.; Silva Aguirre, V.; Van Eylen, V.; Vang, C.; Arentoft, T.; Barclay, T.; Bedding, T. R.; Campante, T. L.; Chaplin, W. J.; Christensen-Dalsgaard, J.; Elsworth, Y. P.; Gilliland, R. L.; Handberg, R.; Hekker, S.; Kawaler, S. D.; Lund, M. N.; Metcalfe, T. S.; Miglio, A.; Rowe, J. F.; Stello, D.; Tingley, B.; White, T. R.;
  • Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
  • Journal: Nature Communications,volume 7 (issn: 2041-1723, eissn: 2041-1723)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1038/ncomms11201, pmc: PMC4831017
  • Subject: Astrophysics - Earth and Planetary Astrophysics | Hot super-Earths; stars | Article
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Earth and Planetary Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics | Physics::Space Physics

Simulations predict that hot super-Earth sized exoplanets can have their envelopes stripped by photoevaporation, which would present itself as a lack of these exoplanets. However, this absence in the exoplanet population has escaped a firm detection. Here we demonstrate... View more