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PLANETARY TRANSITS WITH THE ATACAMA LARGE MILLIMETER/SUBMILLIMETER ARRAY RADIO INTERFEROMETER

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Autor(es):
Selhorst, C. L. [1] ; Barbosa, C. L. [1] ; Valio, Adriana [2]
Número total de Autores: 3
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Vale Paraiba UNIVAP, IP&D, Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Presbiteriana Mackenzie, CRAAM, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Astrophysical Journal Letters; v. 777, n. 2 NOV 10 2013.
Citações Web of Science: 4
Resumo

Planetary transits are commonly observed at visible wavelengths. Here we investigate the shape of a planetary transit observed at radio wavelengths. Solar maps at 17 GHz are used as a proxy for the stellar eclipse by several sizes of planets from super-Earths to hot Jupiters. The relative depth at mid-transit is the same as observed at visible wavelengths, but the limb brightening of the stellar disk at 17 GHz is clearly seen in the shape of the transit light curve. Moreover, when the planet occults an active region the depth of the transit decreases even further, depending on the brightness of the active region relative to the surrounding disk. For intense active region, with 50 times the brightness temperature of the surrounding disk, the decrease can supercede the unperturbed transit depth depending on the size of the eclipsing planet. For a super-Earth (R-p = 0.02 R-s) crossing, the decrease in intensity is 0.04%, increasing to 0.86% in the case when a strong active region is present. On the other hand, for a hot Jupiter with R-p = 0.17 R-s, the unperturbed transit depth is 3% increasing to 4.7% when covering this strong active region. This kind of behavior can be verified with observation of planetary transits with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array radio interferometer. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 12/08445-9 - Estudo da variabilidade dia-a-dia da mesosfera, termosfera e ionosfera em baixas latitudes e região equatorial, durante o ciclo solar 24
Beneficiário:Paulo Roberto Fagundes
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático