Reference : Transiting exoplanets from the CoRoT space mission VIII. CoRoT-7b: the first Super-Ea...
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Physical, chemical, mathematical & earth Sciences : Space science, astronomy & astrophysics
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/27442
Transiting exoplanets from the CoRoT space mission VIII. CoRoT-7b: the first Super-Earth with measured radius
English
Leger, A. [> > > >]
Rouan, D. [> > > >]
Schneider, J. [> > > >]
Barge, P. [> > > >]
Fridlund, M. [> > > >]
Samuel, B. [> > > >]
Ollivier, M. [> > > >]
Guenther, E. [> > > >]
Deleuil, M. [> > > >]
Deeg, H. J. [> > > >]
Auvergne, M. [> > > >]
Alonso, R. [> > > >]
Aigrain, S. [> > > >]
Alapini, A. [> > > >]
Almenara, J. M. [> > > >]
Baglin, A. [> > > >]
Barbieri, M. [> > > >]
Bruntt, H. [> > > >]
Borde, P. [> > > >]
Bouchy, F. [> > > >]
Cabrera, J. [> > > >]
Catala, C. [> > > >]
Carone, L. [> > > >]
Carpano, S. [> > > >]
Csizmadia, Szilard [> > > >]
Dvorak, R. [> > > >]
Erikson, A. [> > > >]
Ferraz-Mello, S. [> > > >]
Foing, B. [> > > >]
Fressin, F. [> > > >]
Gandolfi, D. [> > > >]
Gillon, Michaël mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Astrophysique et traitement de l'image >]
Gondoin, Ph [> > > >]
Grasset, O. [> > > >]
Guillot, T. [> > > >]
Hatzes, A. [> > > >]
Hebrard, G. [> > > >]
Jorda, L. [> > > >]
Lammer, H. [> > > >]
Llebaria, A. [> > > >]
Loeillet, B. [> > > >]
Mayor, M. [> > > >]
Mazeh, T. [> > > >]
Moutou, C. [> > > >]
Paetzold, M. [> > > >]
Pont, F. [> > > >]
Queloz, D. [> > > >]
Rauer, H. [> > > >]
Renner, S. [> > > >]
Samadi, R. [> > > >]
Shporer, A. [> > > >]
Sotin, Ch [> > > >]
Tingley, B. [> > > >]
Wuchterl, G. [> > > >]
1-Aug-2009
Astronomy and Astrophysics
EDP Sciences
506
287-302
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0004-6361
1432-0746
Les Ulis
France
[en] Astrophysics - Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
[en] We report the discovery of very shallow (DF/F = 3.4 10-4), periodic dips in the light curve of an active V = 11.7 G9V star observed by the CoRoT satellite, which we interpret as due to the presence of a transiting companion. We describe the 3-colour CoRoT data and complementary ground-based observations that support the planetary nature of the companion. Methods. We use CoRoT color information, good angular resolution ground-based photometric observations in- and out- of transit, adaptive optics imaging, near-infrared spectroscopy and preliminary results from Radial Velocity measurements, to test the diluted eclipsing binary scenarios. The parameters of the host star are derived from optical spectra, which were then combined with the CoRoT light curve to derive parameters of the companion. We examine carefully all conceivable cases of false positives, and all tests performed support the planetary hypothesis. Blends with separation larger than 0.40 arcsec or triple systems are almost excluded with a 8 10-4 risk left. We conclude that, as far as we have been exhaustive, we have discovered a planetary companion, named CoRoT-7b, for which we derive a period of 0.853 59 +/- 3 10-5 day and a radius of Rp = 1.68 +/- 0.09 REarth. Analysis of preliminary radial velocity data yields an upper limit of 21 MEarth for the companion mass, supporting the finding. CoRoT-7b is very likely the first Super-Earth with a measured radius.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/27442
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2009arXiv0908.0241L
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