Impact of Stellar Variability and Inhomogeneity on Rocky Planet Characterization

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November 08, 2019

Impact of Stellar Variability and Inhomogeneity on Rocky Planet Characterization

How will stellar spottedness affect observations of rocky planets with the James Webb Space Telescope?

In this invited overview talk from the NASA Goddard SEEC Symposium 2019, I cover three ways spots affect transit observations and four avenues we can pursue to constrain the spot properties of exoplanet host stars and mitigate for the impact of spots on transit observations.

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Ben Rackham

November 08, 2019
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