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Kepler-6b: A TRANSITING HOT JUPITER ORBITING A METAL-RICH STAR

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  • Edward W. Dunham..[et al.]
  • W. J. Borucki
  • D. G. Koch
  • Lars C. Astrup Buchhave
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 ¿P = 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
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftAstrophysical Journal Letters
Vol/bind713
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)L136-L139
Antal sider3
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 20 apr. 2010

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