Thursday, October 19, 2017

EPIC 220504338b: A dense hot-Jupiter transiting a solar analogue

EPIC 220504338b: A dense hot-Jupiter transiting a solar analogue   

Espinoza et al


We present the discovery of EPIC 220504338b, a dense hot-Jupiter discovered using photometry from Campaign 8 of the Kepler-2 (K2) mission and high-resolution spectroscopic follow up obtained with the FEROS spectrograph. The planet orbits a V = 13.68 solar analogue in a P=5.81760+0.00003−0.00003/+0.00003 day orbit, has a radius of 0.93+0.10−0.07RJ/0.93−0.07+0.10RJ and a mass of 1.29+0.13−0.14MJ/1.29−0.14+0.13MJ. With a density of 1.97+0.60−0.53/1.97−0.53+0.60 gr/cm3, the planet is among the densest systems known having masses below 2 MJ and Teq greater than 1000, and is just above the temperature limit at which inflation mechanisms are believed to start being important. Based on its mass and radius, we estimate that EPIC 220504338b should have a heavy element content on the order of ∼ 110 M⊕ or greater.

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