Re-evaluating hot Jupiter WASP-12b: An update

Ian J.M. Crossfield, Travis Barman, Brad M.S. Hansen, Ichi Tanaka, Tadayuki Kodama

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The hot Jupiter WASP-12b is one of the largest, hottest, and best-studied extrasolar planets. We revisit our recent analysis of WASP-12b's emission spectrum in light of near-infrared spectroscopic measurements which have been claimed to support either a hydride-dominated or carbon-rich atmospheric composition. We show that this new spectrum is still consistent with a featureless blackbody, indicating a nearly isothermal photosphere on the planet's day side. Thus the ensemble of occultation measurements for WASP-12b is still insufficient to constrain the planet's atmospheric composition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHot Planets and Cool Stars
StatePublished - 2013
EventConference on Hot Planets and Cool Stars - Garching, Germany
Duration: Nov 12 2012Nov 16 2012

Publication series

NameEPJ Web of Conferences
ISSN (Print)2101-6275
ISSN (Electronic)2100-014X


OtherConference on Hot Planets and Cool Stars

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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