Erratum: Secure mass measurements from transit timing: 10 kepler exoplanets between 3 and 8 M with diverse densities and incident fluxes (Astrophysical Journal (2016) 820 (39) DOI: 10.3847/0004-637X/820/1/39)

Daniel Jontof-Hutter, Eric B. Ford, Jason F. Rowe, Jack J. Lissauer, Daniel C. Fabrycky, Christa van Laerhoven, Eric Agol, Katherine M. Deck, Tomer Holczer, Tsevi Mazeh

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debatepeer-review

Abstract

A typographical coding error altered the statistics of libration of the three-body angle in Kepler-60. Section 3.5 of the published article claimed that 20% of 50 samples from the posterior of Kepler-60 (assuming the low-eccentricity prior) had their three-body angle circulating rather than librating. This angle, f = lb - 2lc + ld, (1) depends on all three planets’ mean longitudes λ. We discovered an error, in which the orbital elements were incorrectly passed from the transit timing code to the long-term integrator. When this error is corrected, all 50 samples show libration near f = 45° during our 1000 yr integrations. Thus, we contradict the line in the abstract, “However, nonlibrating solutions also match the transit-timing data”. (Figure Presented).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number154
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume911
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 20 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Erratum: Secure mass measurements from transit timing: 10 kepler exoplanets between 3 and 8 M with diverse densities and incident fluxes (Astrophysical Journal (2016) 820 (39) DOI: 10.3847/0004-637X/820/1/39)'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this