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Neues Paper von Dr. Engin Keles veröffentlicht

News vom 24.05.2024

Eine neues Paper von Dr. Engin Keles wurde in den Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society veröffentlicht. Das Paper trägt den Titel "The PEPSI Exoplanet Transit Survey (PETS). V: New Na D transmission spectra indicate a quieter atmosphere on HD 189733b". Dr. Engin Keles ist der AG  Planetare Geodynamik im Frühjahr als Postdoc beigetreten.

Der Abstract des Papers ist im Anschluss beigefügt, das vollständige Paper kann über diesen Link abgerufen werden.


Absorption lines from exoplanet atmospheres observed in transmission allow us to study atmospheric characteristics such as winds. We present a new high-resolution transit time-series of HD 189733b, acquired with the PEPSI instrument at the LBT and analyze the transmission spectrum around the Na D lines. We model the spectral signature of the RM-CLV-effect using synthetic PHOENIX spectra based on spherical LTE atmospheric models. We find a Na D absorption signature between the second and third contact but not during the ingress and egress phases, which casts doubt on the planetary origin of the signal. Presupposing a planetary origin of the signal, the results suggest a weak day-to-nightside streaming wind in the order of 0.7 km/s and a moderate super-rotational streaming wind in the order of 3 - 4 km/s, challenging claims of prevailing strong winds on HD 189733b.

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