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The detectability of Saturn-like exoplanetary rings by PLATO

Smith, Leigh C.


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{
  "publisher": "Zenodo", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.5552616", 
  "author": [
    {
      "family": "Smith, Leigh C."
    }
  ], 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
      [
        2021, 
        10, 
        6
      ]
    ]
  }, 
  "abstract": "<p>Abstract: All long-period gas giant planets (and at least one minor planet) in the Solar System host rings. PLATO&#39;s superb photometric sensitivity and long dwell time make it ideal for study of the (presumed) population of similar such exoplanets. Inspired by the work of Barnes and Fortney (2004), I consider the detectability of Saturn-like exoplanetary rings by PLATO. I introduce a software package in development, capable of simulating the transits of exoplanets hosting complex ring systems, and which can take advantage of the parallel processing power of GPUs. Finally, I highlight the potential impact on extracted planetary radii, and by extension densities, under the assumption of no rings.</p>", 
  "title": "The detectability of Saturn-like exoplanetary rings by PLATO", 
  "type": "graphic", 
  "id": "5552616"
}
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