Kepler-6b: A transiting hot jupiter orbiting a metal-rich star

Edward W. Dunham, William J. Borucki, David G. Koch, Natalie M. Batalha, Lars A. Buchhave, Timothy M. Brown, Douglas A. Caldwell, William D. Cochran, Michael Endl, Debra Fischer, Gabor Furész, Thomas N. Gautier, John C. Geary, Ronald L. Gilliland, Alan Gould, Steve B. Howell, Jon M. Jenkins, Hans Kjeldsen, David W. Latham, Jack J. LissauerGeoffrey W. Marcy, Søren Meibom, David G. Monet, Jason F. Rowe, Dimitar D. Sasselov

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

49 Scopus citations

Abstract

We announce the discovery of Kepler-6b, a transiting hot Jupiter orbiting a star with unusually high metallicity, . The planet's mass is about 2/3 that of Jupiter, M P = 0.67 M J, and the radius is 30% larger than that of Jupiter, R P = 1.32 R J, resulting in a density of ρP = 0.35 g cm-3, a fairly typical value for such a planet. The orbital period is P = 3.235 days. The host star is both more massive than the Sun, M = 1.21 M , and larger than the Sun, R * = 1.39 R .

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)L136-L139
JournalAstrophysical Journal Letters
Volume713
Issue number2 PART 2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Kepler-6b: A transiting hot jupiter orbiting a metal-rich star'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Dunham, E. W., Borucki, W. J., Koch, D. G., Batalha, N. M., Buchhave, L. A., Brown, T. M., Caldwell, D. A., Cochran, W. D., Endl, M., Fischer, D., Furész, G., Gautier, T. N., Geary, J. C., Gilliland, R. L., Gould, A., Howell, S. B., Jenkins, J. M., Kjeldsen, H., Latham, D. W., ... Sasselov, D. D. (2010). Kepler-6b: A transiting hot jupiter orbiting a metal-rich star. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 713(2 PART 2), L136-L139. https://doi.org/10.1088/2041-8205/713/2/L136