Stellar wind effects on the atmospheres of close-in giants: a possible reduction in escape instead of increased erosion

23 Mar 2020 Vidotto A. A. Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin Cleary A. Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

The atmospheres of highly irradiated exoplanets are observed to undergo hydrodynamic escape. However, due to strong pressures, stellar winds can confine planetary atmospheres, reducing their escape... (read more)

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