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Research: Reflection spectra of extrasolar planets with Phoenix

Someday, when instrumental precision is high enough to resolve reflection spectra of earth-like extrasolar planets (exoplanets), how would the texture of their surfaces influence the spectrum? What spectrum would a vegetated-, an icy-, a water- or a deserted planet produce? Those are the basic questions which set the frame for my doctoral thesis at the Hamburger Sternwarte. As a member of the theory group I am working with Phoenix, a stellar and planetary atmosphere code, written by Peter Hauschildt et al..

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