Search for possible exomoons with the FAST telescope

Dragan V. Lukić

Abstract


Our knowledge of the solar system encourages us to believe that we might expect exomoons to be present around some known exoplanets. With present hardware and existing optical astronomy methods, we do not expect to be able to find exomoons for at least 10 years, and even then, it will be a hard task to detect them. Using data from the Exoplanet Orbit Database (EOD) we find stars with Jovian exoplanets within 50 light years. Most of them will be fully accessible by the new radio telescope, the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST), under construction which is now in the test phase. We suggest radio astronomy based methods to search for possible exomoons around two exoplanets.


Keywords


exoplanets: general — exoplanets: radioastronomy — exomoons

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1674%E2%80%934527%2F17%2F12%2F121

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