New estimate of the water abundance in a planetary mass object
spatially resolved from its host star. Dr. Kamen Todorov of ETH led a
team that modelled the spectrum of Kappa And b. We hope to
coordinate our efforts in this area through the NCCR PlanetS
and apply similar techniques to other directly imaged planets.
More information can be found at: http://arxiv.org/abs/1504.00217
The “super-Jupiter” Kappa Andromedae b, shown here inan artist’s rendering, circles its star at nearly twice the distancethat Neptune orbits the sun. With a mass about 13 times Jupiter’s, theobject glows with a reddish color. Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space FlightCenter/S. Wiessinger
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