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Phase Light Curves for Extrasolar Jupiters and Saturns

Dyudina, Ulyana; Sackett, Penny; Bayliss, Daniel; Seager, S; Porco, Carolyn; Throop, Henry B; Dones, Luke


We predict how a remote observer would see the brightness variations of giant planets similar to those in our solar system as they orbit their central stars. Our models are the first to use measured anisotropic scattering properties of solar system giants and the first to consider the effects of eccentric orbits. We model the geometry of Jupiter, Saturn, and Saturn's rings for varying orbital and viewing parameters, using scattering properties for the (forward scattering) planets and (backward...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Astrophysical Journal, The
DOI: 10.1086/426050


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