We are observing stars with planets orbiting very close to them. These planets complete an orbit around their star in about a day. This means the planets are heated and pulled by the star’s gravity and magnetic field. We are looking at the signatures of that in emission from calcium in the outer layers of the star’s atmosphere.



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  • 2019-1-MLT-007

    Probing the nature of TeV and neutrino candidate blazars

  • 2019-1-SCI-004

    Spectroscopic observations of candidate massive stars around the blue supergiant MN18

  • 2018-2-LSP-001

    Observing the Transient Universe

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