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(Reference retrieved automatically from Web of Science through information on FAPESP grant and its corresponding number as mentioned in the publication by the authors.)

ON THE EQUILIBRIUM FIGURE OF CLOSE-IN PLANETS AND SATELLITES

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Author(s):
Correia, Alexandre C. M. [1, 2] ; Rodriguez, Adrian [3]
Total Authors: 2
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Aveiro, I3N, Dept Fis, P-3810193 Aveiro - Portugal
[2] UPMC, Observ Paris, CNRS, UMR8028, ASD, IMCCE, F-75014 Paris - France
[3] IAG USP, Inst Astron Geofis & Ciencias Atmosfer, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL; v. 767, n. 2 APR 20 2013.
Web of Science Citations: 20
Abstract

Many exoplanets have been observed close to their parent stars with orbital periods of a few days. As for the major satellites of the Jovian planets, the figure of these planets is expected to be strongly shaped by tidal forces. However, contrary to solar system satellites, exoplanets may present high values for the obliquity and eccentricity due to planetary perturbations, and may also be captured in spin-orbit resonances different from the synchronous one. Here we give a general formulation of the equilibrium figure of those bodies that makes no particular assumption on the spin and/or orbital configurations. The gravity field coefficients computed here are well suited for describing the figure evolution of a body whose spin and orbit undergo substantial variations in time. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/13731-0 - Spin-orbit evolution of close-in exoplanets
Grantee:Adrian Rodriguez Colucci
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
FAPESP's process: 09/16900-5 - Dynamical evolution of planetary systems with dissipation
Grantee:Adrian Rodriguez Colucci
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate