HST/STIS transmission spectrum of the ultra-hot Jupiter WASP-76 b confirms the presence of sodium in its atmosphere

19 Mar 2020 von Essen C. Mallonn M. Hermansen S. Nixon M. C. Madhusudhan N. Kjeldsen H. Tautvaišienė G.

We present an atmospheric transmission spectrum of the ultra-hot Jupiter WASP-76 b by analyzing archival data obtained with the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) on board the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). The dataset spans three transits, two with a wavelength coverage between 2900 and 5700 Armstrong, and the third one between 5250 and 10300 Armstrong... (read more)

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  • EARTH AND PLANETARY ASTROPHYSICS
  • SOLAR AND STELLAR ASTROPHYSICS