12.425 | Fall 2007 | Undergraduate

Extrasolar Planets: Physics and Detection Techniques

Class Activities



Lecture summary, written by a student. The focus of this lecture is to discuss energy balance in terms of the flux from the host star and the energy absorbed by a planet, while considering atmospheric circulation. Students will derive the formula for energy balance and learn how scientists calculate planetary equilibrium temperatures.

Course Info

As Taught In
Fall 2007
Learning Resource Types
Problem Sets
Lecture Notes