Published October 6, 2021 | Version v1
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The star-planet interaction by combining asteroseismic and space weather techniques

  • 1. University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
  • 2. Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF) - IAPS


The characterization of exoplanets conditions cannot be based solely on the knowlegde of the planetary main parameters, since the properties and the activity level of the host star, as well as the effects of extreme space weather phenomena, need also to be considered. Here we propose a synergic strategy based both on an asteroseismic approach and a space weather/space climate analysis. By studying the oscillation spectra it is possible to derive the host star fundamental parameters, including a precise determination of the age. Combining this informations with those coming from observations in the UV spectrum of the star (Ca II H & K lines), and by using relations which we have already calibrated on the Sun (Reda et al. 2021 submitted), we are able to estimate the mean stellar wind acting on the exoplanets, enabling to estimate the erosion of their atmospheres. The best targets for this approach consists of terrestrial planets orbiting around solar-like stars, which are exactly the primary target of the PLATO mission.


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