A Transiting Jupiter analog

Kipping, D. M. and Torres, G. and Henze, C. and Teachey, A. and Ciardi, D. and Isaacson, H. and Petigura, E. and Marcy, G. W. and Buchhave, L.A. and Chen, J. and Bryson, S. T. and Sandford, E. (2016) A Transiting Jupiter analog. The Astrophysical Journal, 820 (2). pp. 112-126. ISSN 0004-637X

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Decadal-long radial velocity surveys have recently started to discover analogs to the most influential planet of our solar system, Jupiter. Detecting and characterizing these worlds is expected to shape our understanding of our uniqueness in the cosmos. Despite the great successes of recent transit surveys, Jupiter analogs represent a terra incognita, owing to the strong intrinsic bias of this method against long orbital periods. We here report on the first validated transiting Jupiter analog, Kepler-167e (KOI-490.02), discovered using Kepler archival photometry orbiting the K4-dwarf KIC-3239945. With a radius of $(0.91\pm 0.02)$ ${R}_{{\rm{J}}}$, a low orbital eccentricity (${0.06}_{-0.04}^{+0.10}$), and an equilibrium temperature of $(131\pm 3)$ K, Kepler-167e bears many of the basic hallmarks of Jupiter. Kepler-167e is accompanied by three Super-Earths on compact orbits, which we also validate, leaving a large cavity of transiting worlds around the habitable-zone. With two transits and continuous photometric coverage, we are able to uniquely and precisely measure the orbital period of this post snow-line planet (1071.2323 ± 0.0006d), paving the way for follow-up of this K = 11.8 mag target.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
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Item Status: Live Archive
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Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2017 05:08
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2017 03:13
Uncontrolled Keywords: planets and satellites; stars; KIC-3239945; KOI-490; Kepler-167; photometric
Fields of Research (2008): 02 Physical Sciences > 0201 Astronomical and Space Sciences > 020110 Stellar Astronomy and Planetary Systems
Fields of Research (2020): 51 PHYSICAL SCIENCES > 5101 Astronomical sciences > 510109 Stellar astronomy and planetary systems
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.3847/0004-637X/820/2/112
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/32543

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