23-26 February 2021
Zoom Passcode: 990417
America/Chicago timezone

Fun With Atmospheric Spectroscopy

24 Feb 2021, 17:55
10m
Zoom Link: https://kansas.zoom.us/j/92389769214 (Zoom Passcode: 990417)

Zoom Link: https://kansas.zoom.us/j/92389769214

Zoom Passcode: 990417

Zoom Link: https://kansas.zoom.us/j/92389769214 Zoom Passcode: 990417 Zoom Meeting ID: 923 8976 9214

Speaker

Yoni Brande

Description

How do we know what planets are made of when we can't send rovers out to dig up dirt and sample the air? Transmission spectroscopy! When exoplanets transit their host stars, they transmit and absorb starlight differently depending on the types of gases present in their atmosphere. Knowing the types of gases and their concentrations is important to understanding how these planets formed and evolved. I provide a quick overview of the technique, show some data of various planets taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, and discuss their implications.

Type of contribution Oral contribution (10 minutes)

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