[<Normal page] [PEREZGONZALEZ Jose D [ed] (2010). Bow shock in WASP-12b. Journal of Knowledge Advancement & Integration (ISSN 1177-4576), 2011, pages 7-8.]
WASP-12b magnetic field
Aline Vidotto, Moira Jardine and Christiane Helling detected in 20102 "the presence of an extended material ahead of the planetary orbit […] of the gas giant planet WASP-12b […]. [T]his material extends out to 4.2 planetary radii […], implying an upper limit of Bp<24G."
Near-UV transit observations of the exoplanet WASP-12b using the Hubble Space Telescope.
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- ScienceNOW - Commentary by Meyers
- In this ScienceNOW page you can read the commentary by Meyers, which is, perhaps, a bit more explicit than the abstract published by the Royal Aeronautical Society.
- Wiki of Science - Magnetospheres in exoplanets
- This Wiki of Science "pseudoscience" page offers some more information about research interpretation and future hypotheses.
- Wikipedia - Bow shocks
- This Wikipedia page explains magnetospheric bow shocks (as they apply to Earth) and other bow shocks in the universe a bit further.
Jose D PEREZGONZALEZ (2011). Massey University, New Zealand (JDPerezgonzalez).
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