Exo II: Modelling Phase Curves of Hot Jupiter Planets and Implications for Habitable Planets

Abstract

Introduction

For centuries, humans have wondered if there is intelligent life elsewhere in the universe. With the advent of telescopes capable of detecting planets around other stars, exoplanets, we would like to determine if these planets are capable of harboring life. In our solar system, spacecrafts and landers have been sent to our terrestrial neighbors to look for life. Sample return missio