21 relations: Albedo, ArXiv, Binary system, Exoplanet, Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia, Gliese 436 b, HATNet Project, HD 17156 b, Inversion (meteorology), Kelvin, OGLE-TR-111b, Perseus (constellation), Solar irradiance, South African Astronomical Observatory, The Astrophysical Journal, Titanium(II) oxide, Vanadium(II) oxide, WASP-11/HAT-P-10, WASP-15b, WASP-6b, Wide Angle Search for Planets.
Albedo (albedo, meaning "whiteness") is the measure of the diffuse reflection of solar radiation out of the total solar radiation received by an astronomical body (e.g. a planet like Earth).
arXiv (pronounced "archive") is a repository of electronic preprints (known as e-prints) approved for publication after moderation, that consists of scientific papers in the fields of mathematics, physics, astronomy, computer science, quantitative biology, statistics, and quantitative finance, which can be accessed online.
A binary system is a system of two astronomical bodies which are close enough that their gravitational attraction causes them to orbit each other around a barycenter (also see animated examples).
An exoplanet or extrasolar planet is a planet outside our solar system.
The Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia is an astronomy website, founded in Paris, France at the Meudon Observatory by Jean Schneider in February 1995, which maintains a database of all the currently known and candidate extrasolar planets, with individual pages for each planet and a full list interactive catalog spreadsheet.
Gliese 436 b (sometimes called GJ 436 b) is a Neptune-sized exoplanet orbiting the red dwarf Gliese 436.
The Hungarian Automated Telescope Network (HATNet) project is a network of six small fully automated "HAT" telescopes.
HD 17156 b is an extrasolar planet approximately 240 light-years away in the constellation of Cassiopeia.
In meteorology, an inversion is a deviation from the normal change of an atmospheric property with altitude.
The Kelvin scale is an absolute thermodynamic temperature scale using as its null point absolute zero, the temperature at which all thermal motion ceases in the classical description of thermodynamics.
OGLE-TR-111b is an extrasolar planet approximately 5,000 light-years away in the constellation of Carina (the Keel).
Perseus is a constellation in the northern sky, being named after the Greek mythological hero Perseus.
Solar irradiance is the power per unit area received from the Sun in the form of electromagnetic radiation in the wavelength range of the measuring instrument.
South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) is the national centre for optical and infrared astronomy in South Africa.
The Astrophysical Journal, often abbreviated ApJ (pronounced "ap jay") in references and speech, is a peer-reviewed scientific journal of astrophysics and astronomy, established in 1895 by American astronomers George Ellery Hale and James Edward Keeler.
Titanium(II) oxide (TiO) is an inorganic chemical compound of titanium and oxygen.
Vanadium(II) oxide, VO, is one of the many oxides of vanadium.
WASP-11/HAT-P-10 is a binary star consisting a magnitude-12 main-sequence orange dwarf star and M-dwarf with separation of 42 AU.
WASP-15b is an extrasolar planet discovered in 2008 by the SuperWASP collaboration, which seeks to discover exoplanets that transit their host stars.
WASP-6b is an extrasolar planet approximately 600 light years away in the constellation Aquarius.
WASP or Wide Angle Search for Planets is an international consortium of several academic organisations performing an ultra-wide angle search for exoplanets using transit photometry.