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The XUV environments of exoplanets from Jupiter-size to super-Earth

CEH member George King has published an exciting study looking at the extreme UV environment of several exoplanets, including a detection of the transit of WASP-80b in the NUV using XMM Newton.

The study was published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 478, Issue 1, July 2018, Pages 1193–1208

Open access link: arXiv

CEH members involved: George King, Peter Wheatley & Tom Louden


Unstable low-mass planetary systems as drivers of white dwarf pollution

A new study examining white dwarf pollution, and featuring contributions from CEH members Dimitri Veras and Boris Gänsicke, concludes that if planet-planet scattering is responsible for the phenomenon then many such objects can be expected to host (currently undetectable) super-Earth planets on orbits of several au and beyond.

This work was published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 476, Issue 3, p.3939-3955

Open access link: arXiv

CEH members involved: Dimitri Veras & Boris Gänsicke


NGTS-1b: a hot Jupiter transiting an M-dwarf

The NGTS project, which is led by CEH member Peter Wheatley, has published its first exoplanet discovery!

This work was published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 475, Issue 4, p.4467-4475

Open access link: arXiv

CEH members involved: Daniel Bayliss (lead), James McCocrmac, David Armstrong, Emma Foxell, Boris Gänsicke, James Jackman, Tom Louden, Don Pollacco, Richard West & Peter Wheatley


The Next Generation Transit Survey (NGTS)

CEH member Peter Wheatley, PI of the NGTS transiting exoplanet survey, has published a paper describing the project.

This work was published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 475, Issue 4, p.4476-4493

CEH members involved: Peter Wheatley (lead), Richard West, Don Pollacco, James McCormac, David Armstrong, Emma Foxell, Boris Gänsicke, James Jackman & Tom Louden


Exploring the cosmic evolution of habitability with galaxy merger trees

CEH member Dr. Elizabeth Stanway published an interesting study on galactic habitability, and how it might evolve over time.

This work was publised in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 475, Issue 2, p.1829-1842

Open access link: arXiv

CEH members involved: Elizabeth Stanway, Matthew Hoskin, Greg Brown, Henry Childs & Andrew Levan


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