A Model of the Temporal Variability of Optical Light from Extrasolar Terrestrial Planets

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Ford, Eric B.; Seager, Sara; Turner, Edwin L.;
  • Subject: Astrophysics
    arxiv: Physics::Geophysics | Astrophysics::Earth and Planetary Astrophysics

The light scattered by an extrasolar Earth-like planet's surface and atmosphere will vary in intensity and color as the planet rotates; the resulting light curve will contain information about the planet's properties. Since most of the light comes from a small fraction ... View more
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