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 L. Gilliland, Alan Gould, Steve B. Howell, Jon M. Jenkins, Hans Kjeldsen, David W. Latham, Jack J. LissauerGeoffrey W. Marcy, Søren Meibom, David G. Monet, Jason F. Rowe, Dimitar D. Sasselov

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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)
Pages (from-to)L136-L139
JournalAstrophysical Journal Letters
Issue number2 PART 2
StatePublished - 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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