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The Arecibo Search for Exoplanet Auroral Emissions and Star-Planet Interactions at GHz Frequencies

Presentation #212.04 in the session “Giant Planets, Exoplanets and Systems”.

Published onOct 03, 2021
The Arecibo Search for Exoplanet Auroral Emissions and Star-Planet Interactions at GHz Frequencies

Despite many attempts to directly detect radio-emitting exoplanets, a reproducible, unambiguous detection remains elusive. On the other hand, the search for periodic radio emissions from exoplanet host stars that may be induced by star-planet interactions in, for example, hot Jupiter systems, has only recently begun. We present the results of a targeted radio survey of 17 nearby systems that host exoplanet, brown dwarf, and low-mass stellar companions conducted with the Arecibo radio telescope at ~5 GHz. This GHz-frequency survey has the greatest frequency coverage of any to date, while providing mJy-level sensitivity over <1 s integration times. No auroral radio emissions from the targets, or exoplanet-induced stellar radio bursts were detected. These results are considered within the context of observed brown dwarf radio emissions, which support magnetospheric phenomenon similar to that found at Jupiter. We also provide orbital phase coverage for systems that may feature star-planet interactions, and briefly examine our results within the context of other searches for star-planet interactions within the same systems.


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