We have submitted a new paper to the Astrophysical Journal Letters. This paper is entitled ‘Atmospheric Chemistry of Venus-like Exoplanets’ by Laura Schaefer and Bruce Fegley. The paper applies models of atmosphere-lithosphere equilibrium developed for Venus to potential terrestrial-sized exoplanets. The paper makes predictions about the chemical composition of the atmospheres of Venus-like exoplanets, their surface pressures and temperatures, and the mineralogies of their surfaces. A preprint of the paper can be found here.
Posts Tagged ‘exoplanet’
The magazine EARTH has an article about Prof. Fegley and Laura Schaefer’s work on the exoplanet CoRoT-7b in it’s January 2010 issue. The article is titled “Today’s Forecast: Quartz with a Chance of Feldspar” and is available both online and in the print issue.
The Finnish astronomy magazine Tähdet ja avaruus (trans: Stars and Space) has published an article about the exoplanet CoRoT-7b. The article highlights calculations performed by Laura Schaefer and Bruce Fegley, which were described in a paper published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters. The article, written by Sakari Nummila, is available here.
Katharina Lodders has written an invited chapter on Exoplanet Chemistry for the forthcoming book Formation and Evolution of Exoplanets (R. Barnes, ed, Wiley).
Laura Schaefer and Prof. Fegley will have a poster displayed at the 2009 Meteoritical Society Meeting to be held July 13-18 in Nancy, France. The poster is titled Fractional Vaporization of Hot Earth-like Exoplanets and is available as a .pdf download.