Thermal emission at 3.6-8 μm from WASP-19b: a hot Jupiter without a stratosphere orbiting an active star
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We report detection of thermal emission from the exoplanet WASP-19b at 3.6, 4.5, 5.8 and 8.0 μm. We used the InfraRed Array Camera on the Spitzer Space Telescope to observe two occultations of WASP-19b by its host star. We combine our new detections with previous measurements of WASP-19b's emission at 1.6 and 2.09 μm to construct a spectral energy distribution of the planet's dayside atmosphere. By comparing this with model-atmosphere spectra, we find that the dayside atmosphere of WASP-19b lacks a strong temperature inversion. As WASP-19 is an active star (log R'HK = -4.50 ± 0.03), this finding supports the hypothesis of Knutson, Howard and Isaacson that inversions are suppressed in hot Jupiters orbiting active stars. The available data are unable to differentiate between a carbon-rich and an oxygen-rich atmosphere.
Anderson , D R , Smith , A M S , Madhusudhan , N , Wheatley , P J , Cameron , A C , Hellier , C , Campo , C , Gillon , M , Harrington , J , Maxted , P F L , Pollacco , D , Queloz , D , Smalley , B , Triaud , A H M J & West , R G 2013 , ' Thermal emission at 3.6-8 μm from WASP-19b: a hot Jupiter without a stratosphere orbiting an active star ' Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society , vol 430 , no. 4 , pp. 3422-3431 . DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stt140
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