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Variable Winds on Hot Giant Exoplanet Help Study of Magnetic Field

3 Jul 2017, 07:00 UTC
Variable Winds on Hot Giant Exoplanet Help Study of Magnetic Field Tamara Rogers, Jess Vriesema, University of Arizona

PSI’s Tamara M. Rogers has discovered that substantial variability in the winds on the hot giant exoplanet HAT-P-7b are due to magnetism, and used those measurements to develop a new method to constrain estimates of the magnetic field of such an object.

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