Outros mundos habitáveis serão descobertos pelo telescópio James Webb?

segunda-feira, junho 20, 2016

Habitable worlds with JWST: transit spectroscopy of the TRAPPIST-1 system?

James Webb Space Telescope - NASA ESA
The recent discovery of three Earth-sized, potentially habitable planets around a nearby cool star, TRAPPIST-1, has provided three key targets for the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). Depending on their atmospheric characteristics and precise orbit configurations, it is possible that any of the three planets may be in the liquid water habitable zone, meaning that they may be capable of supporting life. We find that present-day Earth levels of ozone, if present, would be detectable if JWST observes 60 transits for innermost planet 1b and 30 transits for 1c and 1d.
Comments:5 pages, 3 figures. Accepted as a letter in MNRAS. Typos corrected in this version
Subjects:Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP)
Cite as:arXiv:1605.07352 [astro-ph.EP]
 (or arXiv:1605.07352v2 [astro-ph.EP] for this version)

Submission history

From: Joanna Barstow (Eberhardt) Dr [view email] 

[v1] Tue, 24 May 2016 09:42:22 GMT (649kb)
[v2] Tue, 7 Jun 2016 09:36:01 GMT (649kb)