Future Exoplanet Research: Radio Detection and Characterization

  • J.-M. Griessmeier
Living reference work entry


Auroral radio emission from extrasolar planets can constitute a treasure trove of information difficult or impossible to obtain otherwise. For example, radio detection is probably the only method to unambiguously detect exoplanetary magnetic fields (Griessmeier 2015). With this information, one can indirectly infer the planetary structure and interior. To date, no confirmed radio detection has been achieved, even though a certain number of observations have been conducted and a host of theoretical studies have been published. The current status of radio studies of extrasolar planets and their auroral emission has been described in this book (see~“Radio Observations as an Exoplanet Discovery Method” in the chapter by J. Lazio, this volume and see also “Star-Planet Interactions in the Radio Domain: Prospect for Their Detection” in the chapter by P. Zarka, this volume) and elsewhere (e.g., Zarka et al. 2015; Griessmeier 2017). Here, we discuss the developments that are currently ongoing and describe how they could shape the field of exoplanet research in the future.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LPC2E-Université d’Orléans/CNRSOrléansFrance
  2. 2.Station de Radioastronomie de NançayObservatoire de Paris, PSL Research University, CNRS, University of Orléans, OSUCNançayFrance

Section editors and affiliations

  • Jean Schneider
    • 1
  1. 1.Paris ObservatoryParisFrance

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