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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RECENT OBSERVATIONS *
HRS study of long-period eclipsing binaries: towards the true mass-luminosity relation. Step two.
Calibrating global parameters and interior structures of massive stars
Probing a galaxy assembly history for the counter-rotating disc galaxy PGC 066551
* Observation titles do not imply any actual discoveries.View more observations