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Accession Number DE2012-1042409
Title Kepler Constraints on Planet near Hot Jupiters.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 7p
Personal Author A. P. Boss D. Ragozzine D. C. Fabrycky D. R. Ciardi E. B. Ford J. A. Carter J. F. Rowe J. H. Steffen M. J. Holman S. N. Quinn W. F. Welsh W. J. Borucki
Abstract We present the results of a search for planetary companions orbiting near hot Jupiter planet candidates (Jupiter-size candidates with orbital periods near 3 d) identified in the Kepler data through its sixth quarter of science operations. Special emphasis is given to companions between the 2:1 interior and exterior mean-motion resonances. A photometric transit search excludes companions with sizes ranging from roughly two-thirds to five times the size of the Earth, depending upon the noise properties of the target star. A search for dynamically induced deviations from a constant period (transit timing variations) also shows no significant signals. In contrast, comparison studies of warm Jupiters (with slightly larger orbits) and hot Neptune-size candidates do exhibit signatures of additional companions with these same tests. These differences between hot Jupiters and other planetary systems denote a distinctly different formation or dynamical history.
Keywords Extrasolar planets
Jupiter(Planet)
Photometry
Planet formation
Planetary dynamics

 
Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 54C - Astrophysics
Corporate Author Fermi National Accelerator Lab., Batavia, IL.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1226
Contract Number DE-AC02-07CH11359

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