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Telling twins apart: Exo-Earths and Venuses with transit spectroscopy

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The planned launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) in 2018 will herald a new era of exoplanet spectroscopy. JWST will be the first telescope sensitive enough to potentially characterize terrestrial planets from their transmission spectra. In this work, we explore the possibility that terrestrial planets with Venus-type and Earth-type atmospheres could be distinguished from each other using spectra obtained by JWST. If we find a terrestrial planet close to the liquid water habitable z...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1093/mnras/stw489

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Atmos Ocean and Planet Physics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Astrophysics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Atmos Ocean and Planet Physics
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Fletcher, LN More by this author
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Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Journal website
Volume:
458
Issue:
3
Pages:
2657-2666
Publication date:
2016
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EISSN:
1365-2966
ISSN:
0035-8711
URN:
uuid:d20f3b96-7b42-4dd8-a28e-9e94a995869e
Source identifiers:
606581
Local pid:
pubs:606581

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