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I wonder if being cooler in the upper atmosphere is a trait of very hot super Jupiters. The stellar wind is thought to have blown away the chemicals responsible for thermal inversion in this case. The star's extra magnetic activity may be due to the fact that there's this very large planet orbiting very close to it. So there's this weird kind of feedback between the planet and star. I also hope that they're able to use the techniques used to detect its atmosphere and inclination on other planets soon. I haven't heard of too many instances yet.
In the herdsman constellation. Discovered by Californians.
- Ushiwaka - a famous warrior in Japan whose name contains the word "cow" in it. The planet has an assistant who has an anecdote with his shin, which is where the star is located in the constellation.
- Synra - a Japanese word meaning all things which takes into account that the constellation was thought to be a giant with the universe on his shoulders.
Tau Bootes System Web PagesEdit
Tau Bootes System In the NewsEdit
Planet b Discovered (1997)Edit
Light Captured For First Time for Any Exoplanet (1999)Edit
- Paper: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v402/n6763/abs/402751a0.html
Light Detection Disproven, New Limits (2003)Edit
Spitzer Directly Detects Planet's Light (Mar 2005)Edit
Stars Rotation Locked With Planet (May 2005)Edit
Tau Bootes is the first star found to be tidally locked with one of its planets.
Star's Magnetosphere Probed (2006)Edit
Planet b is the first planet found to be inside of its star's magnetic field and interacting with it.
- paper: http://mnrasl.oxfordjournals.org/content/374/1/L42.full
Planet Failed to Be Detected Via Polarized Light (2008)Edit
Atmosphere Probed without Transit, Orbit, Mass Refined (Jun 2012)Edit
Magnetic Cycle Detected (2013)Edit
Water Detected in the Near Infra-Red (2014)Edit