Uniformly hot nightside temperatures on short-period gas giants

Volume: 3, Issue: 12, Pages: 1092 - 1098
Published: Aug 26, 2019
Abstract
Short-period gas giants (hot Jupiters) on circular orbits are expected to be tidally locked into synchronous rotation, with permanent daysides that face their host stars and permanent nightsides that face the darkness of space1. Thermal flux from the nightside of several hot Jupiters has been detected, meaning energy is transported from day to night in some fashion. However, it is not clear exactly what the physical information from these...
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Title
Uniformly hot nightside temperatures on short-period gas giants
Published Date
Aug 26, 2019
Volume
3
Issue
12
Pages
1092 - 1098
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