Volume 432, Number 3, March IV 2005
|Page(s)||1091 - 1100|
|Section||Planets and planetary systems|
|Published online||07 March 2005|
Radio emissions from terrestrial planets around white dwarfs
British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK and School of Physics, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia e-mail: A.Willes@physics.usyd.edu.au
2 Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London, Holmbury St. Mary, Surrey, UK e-mail: email@example.com
Accepted: 19 November 2004
Terrestrial planets in close orbits around magnetic white dwarf stars are potential electron-cyclotron maser sources, by analogy to planetary radio emissions generated from the electrodynamic interaction between Jupiter and the Galilean moons. We present predictions of radio flux densities and the number of detectable white-dwarf/terrestrial-planet systems, and discuss a scenario for their formation.
Key words: stars: planetary systems / stars: white dwarfs / radiation mechanisms: non-thermal / radio continuum: general
© ESO, 2005
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