AAS 207th Meeting, 8-12 January 2006
Session 97 From Hot Jupiters to Hot Earths
Special Session, Tuesday, 2:00-3:30pm, January 10, 2006, Virginia

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[97.06] Characterizing the Atmospheres of Hot Jupiters

S. Seager (Carnegie Institution of Washington)

The observational data for hot Jupiter atmospheres is growing rapidly. HST detections and ground-based upper limits have provided useful constraints on the well known HD209458b. Spitzer has opened a new window for characterizing hot Jupiter transiting planet atmospheres by detecting their thermal emission during secondary eclipse. I will summarize the hot Jupiter atmosphere characteristics than can be robustly inferred from current data. I will discuss the hot Jupiter comparative planetology enabled in the coming year by ground- and space-based telescopes.

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