Tidal Dissipation and Eccentricity Pumping: Implications for the Depth of the Secondary Eclipse of 55 Cnc e

E. Bolmont, F. Selsis, S. N. Raymond, J. Leconte, F. Hersant, A.-S. Maurin, J. Pericaud
2013 Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union  
We use the super-Earth 55 Cnc e (Fischer et al. 2008 ) as a case-study to address an observable effect of tidal heating. This transiting short-period planet belongs to a compact multiple system with massive planets. We investigate whether planet-planet interactions can force the eccentricity of this planet to a level that would affect the eclipse depth observed with Spitzer.
doi:10.1017/s174392131300906x fatcat:fesl66lrmrdapgvaqqpf6u7xc4