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 Lynn Gilliland, Alan Gould, Steve B. Howell, Jon M. Jenkins, Hans Kjeldsen, David W. Latham, Jack J. Lissauer & 5 others Geoffrey W. Marcy, Søren Meibom, David G. Monet, Jason F. Rowe, Dimitar D. Sasselov

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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)
JournalAstrophysical Journal Letters
Volume713
Issue number2 PART 2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

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  • Space and Planetary Science

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Dunham, E. W., Borucki, W. J., Koch, D. G., Batalha, N. M., Buchhave, L. A., Brown, T. M., ... Sasselov, D. D. (2010). Kepler-6b: A transiting hot jupiter orbiting a metal-rich star. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 713(2 PART 2). https://doi.org/10.1088/2041-8205/713/2/L136
Dunham, Edward W. ; Borucki, William J. ; Koch, David G. ; Batalha, Natalie M. ; Buchhave, Lars A. ; Brown, Timothy M. ; Caldwell, Douglas A. ; Cochran, William D. ; Endl, Michael ; Fischer, Debra ; Furész, Gabor ; Gautier, Thomas N. ; Geary, John C. ; Gilliland, Ronald Lynn ; Gould, Alan ; Howell, Steve B. ; Jenkins, Jon M. ; Kjeldsen, Hans ; Latham, David W. ; Lissauer, Jack J. ; Marcy, Geoffrey W. ; Meibom, Søren ; Monet, David G. ; Rowe, Jason F. ; Sasselov, Dimitar D. / Kepler-6b : A transiting hot jupiter orbiting a metal-rich star. In: Astrophysical Journal Letters. 2010 ; Vol. 713, No. 2 PART 2.
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Dunham EW, Borucki WJ, Koch DG, Batalha NM, Buchhave LA, Brown TM et al. Kepler-6b: A transiting hot jupiter orbiting a metal-rich star. Astrophysical Journal Letters. 2010 Jan 1;713(2 PART 2). https://doi.org/10.1088/2041-8205/713/2/L136