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Planet Evaporation as a Window into Exoplanetary Origins

Project description

Study on planetary atmosphere evaporation sheds light on planet formation

Notwithstanding research progress, an understanding of processes leading to planet formation remains limited. Many exoplanets, that is, planets orbiting around stars other than the Sun, have volatile atmospheres. Close proximity to stars makes exoplanets’ upper atmospheres vulnerable to mass-loss through evaporation caused by heating. PEVAP project partners have recently played a pivotal role in establishing that evaporation of planetary atmospheres drives the evolution of the observed exoplanet population. This research development renders evaporation understanding crucial to deciphering exoplanet formation. The EU-funded PEVAP project goal is to create the world’s first comprehensive models of exoplanet evaporation. Providing answers to key questions around evaporation processes and effects, the PEVAP project team will help explain how exoplanets are born.

Host institution

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
Net EU contribution
€ 1 464 320,00
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
United Kingdom

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Region
London Inner London — West Westminster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 1 464 320,00
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London

See on map

Region
London Inner London — West Westminster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00