Reference : A transiting giant planet with a temperature between 250K and 430K
Scientific journals : Article
Physical, chemical, mathematical & earth Sciences : Space science, astronomy & astrophysics
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/76653
A transiting giant planet with a temperature between 250K and 430K
English
Deeg, H. J. [Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, C. Via Lactea S/N, E-38205 La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain]
Moutou, C. [Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille, CNRS and Université de Provence, 38 rue Frédéric Joliot-Curie, F-13388 Marseille cedex 13, France]
Erikson, A. [Institute of Planetary Research, German Aerospace Center, Rutherfordstrasse 2, D-12489 Berlin, Germany]
Csizmadia, Szilard [Institute of Planetary Research, German Aerospace Center, Rutherfordstrasse 2, D-12489 Berlin, Germany]
Tingley, B. [Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, C. Via Lactea S/N, E-38205 La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain]
Barge, P. [Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille, CNRS and Université de Provence, 38 rue Frédéric Joliot-Curie, F-13388 Marseille cedex 13, France]
Bruntt, H. [LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS, Place J. Janssen, 92195 Meudon cedex, France]
Havel, M. [Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, CNRS UMR 6202, 06304 Nice cedex 4, France]
Aigrain, S. [School of Physics, University of Exeter, Exeter, EX4 4QL, UK]
Almenara, J. M. [Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, C. Via Lactea S/N, E-38205 La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain]
Alonso, R. [Observatoire de l'Université de Genève, 51 chemin des Maillettes, CH 1290 Sauverny, Switzerland]
Auvergne, M. [LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS, Place J. Janssen, 92195 Meudon cedex, France]
Baglin, A. [LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS, Place J. Janssen, 92195 Meudon cedex, France]
Barbieri, M. [Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille, CNRS and Université de Provence, 38 rue Frédéric Joliot-Curie, F-13388 Marseille cedex 13, France]
Benz, W. [Universität Bern, Physics Institute, Sidlerstrasse 5, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland]
Bonomo, A. S. [Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille, CNRS and Université de Provence, 38 rue Frédéric Joliot-Curie, F-13388 Marseille cedex 13, France]
Bordé, P. [Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Université Paris XI, F-91405 Orsay, France]
Bouchy, F. [IAP, 98bis boulevard Arago, F-75014 Paris, France]
Cabrera, J. [Institute of Planetary Research, German Aerospace Center, Rutherfordstrasse 2, D-12489 Berlin, Germany]
Carone, L. [Rheinisches Institut für Umweltforschung an der Universität zu Köln, Aachener Strasse 209, D-50931, Köln, Germany]
Carpano, S. [Research and Scientific Support Department, ESTEC/ESA, PO Box 299, 2200 AG Noordwijk, The Netherlands]
Ciardi, D. [NASA Exoplanet Science Institute/Caltech, South Wilson Avenue, Mail Code 100-22, Pasadena, California 91125, USA]
Deleuil, M. [Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille, CNRS and Université de Provence, 38 rue Frédéric Joliot-Curie, F-13388 Marseille cedex 13, France]
Dvorak, R. [University of Vienna, Institute of Astronomy, Türkenschanzstrasse 17, A-1180 Vienna, Austria]
Ferraz-Mello, S. [Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences, Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil]
Fridlund, M. [Research and Scientific Support Department, ESTEC/ESA, PO Box 299, 2200 AG Noordwijk, The Netherlands]
Gandolfi, D. [Thüringer Landessternwarte, Sternwarte 5, D-07778 Tautenburg, Germany]
Gazzano, J*-C [Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille, CNRS and Université de Provence, 38 rue Frédéric Joliot-Curie, F-13388 Marseille cedex 13, France]
Gillon, Michaël mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Astrophysique et traitement de l'image >]
Gondoin, P. [Research and Scientific Support Department, ESTEC/ESA, PO Box 299, 2200 AG Noordwijk, The Netherlands]
Guenther, E. [Thüringer Landessternwarte, Sternwarte 5, D-07778 Tautenburg, Germany]
Guillot, T. [Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, CNRS UMR 6202, 06304 Nice cedex 4, France]
Hartog, R Den [Research and Scientific Support Department, ESTEC/ESA, PO Box 299, 2200 AG Noordwijk, The Netherlands]
Hatzes, A. [Thüringer Landessternwarte, Sternwarte 5, D-07778 Tautenburg, Germany]
Hidas, M. [Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network, Inc., 6740 Cortona Drive, Suite 102, Santa Barbara, California 93117, USA; Sydney Institute for Astronomy, School of Physics, The University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia]
Hébrard, G. [IAP, 98bis boulevard Arago, F-75014 Paris, France]
Jorda, L. [Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille, CNRS and Université de Provence, 38 rue Frédéric Joliot-Curie, F-13388 Marseille cedex 13, France]
Kabath, P. [Institute of Planetary Research, German Aerospace Center, Rutherfordstrasse 2, D-12489 Berlin, Germany; Present addresses: European Southern Observatory Chile, Alonso de Córdova 3107, Vitacura, Casilla 19001, Santiago de Chile, Chile (P.K.); Departamento de Astronomía y Astrofísica, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Casilla 306, Santiago 22, Chile (M.R.).]
Lammer, H. [Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Science, Schmiedlstrasse 6, A-8042 Graz, Austria]
Léger, A. [Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Université Paris XI, F-91405 Orsay, France]
Lister, T. [Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network, Inc., 6740 Cortona Drive, Suite 102, Santa Barbara, California 93117, USA]
Llebaria, A. [Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille, CNRS and Université de Provence, 38 rue Frédéric Joliot-Curie, F-13388 Marseille cedex 13, France]
Lovis, C. [Observatoire de l'Université de Genève, 51 chemin des Maillettes, CH 1290 Sauverny, Switzerland]
Mayor, M. [Observatoire de l'Université de Genève, 51 chemin des Maillettes, CH 1290 Sauverny, Switzerland]
Mazeh, T. [School of Physics and Astronomy, Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel]
Ollivier, M. [Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Université Paris XI, F-91405 Orsay, France]
Pätzold, M. [Rheinisches Institut für Umweltforschung an der Universität zu Köln, Aachener Strasse 209, D-50931, Köln, Germany]
Pepe, F. [Observatoire de l'Université de Genève, 51 chemin des Maillettes, CH 1290 Sauverny, Switzerland]
Pont, F. [School of Physics, University of Exeter, Exeter, EX4 4QL, UK]
Queloz, D. [Observatoire de l'Université de Genève, 51 chemin des Maillettes, CH 1290 Sauverny, Switzerland]
Rabus, M. [Department de Astrofísica, Universidad de La Laguna, E-38200 La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain; Present addresses: European Southern Observatory Chile, Alonso de Córdova 3107, Vitacura, Casilla 19001, Santiago de Chile, Chile (P.K.); Departamento de Astronomía y Astrofísica, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Casilla 306, Santiago 22, Chile (M.R.).]
Rauer, H. [Institute of Planetary Research, German Aerospace Center, Rutherfordstrasse 2, D-12489 Berlin, Germany; Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, TU Berlin, Hardenbergstrasse 36, 10623 Berlin, Germany]
Rouan, D. [LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS, Place J. Janssen, 92195 Meudon cedex, France]
Samuel, B. [Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Université Paris XI, F-91405 Orsay, France]
Schneider, J. [LUTH, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS and Université Paris Diderot, 5 place Jules Janssen, F-92195 Meudon, France]
Shporer, A. [School of Physics and Astronomy, Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel]
Stecklum, B. [Thüringer Landessternwarte, Sternwarte 5, D-07778 Tautenburg, Germany]
Street, R. [Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network, Inc., 6740 Cortona Drive, Suite 102, Santa Barbara, California 93117, USA]
Udry, S. [Observatoire de l'Université de Genève, 51 chemin des Maillettes, CH 1290 Sauverny, Switzerland]
Weingrill, J. [Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Science, Schmiedlstrasse 6, A-8042 Graz, Austria]
Wuchterl, G. [Thüringer Landessternwarte, Sternwarte 5, D-07778 Tautenburg, Germany]
1-Mar-2010
Nature
464
384-387
Yes
International
[en] Of the over 400 known exoplanets, there are about 70 planets that transit their central star, a situation that permits the derivation of their basic parameters and facilitates investigations of their atmospheres. Some short-period planets, including the first terrestrial exoplanet (CoRoT-7b), have been discovered using a space mission designed to find smaller and more distant planets than can be seen from the ground. Here we report transit observations of CoRoT-9b, which orbits with a period of 95.274days on a low eccentricity of 0.11+/-0.04 around a solar-like star. Its periastron distance of 0.36 astronomical units is by far the largest of all transiting planets, yielding a `temperate' photospheric temperature estimated to be between 250 and 430K. Unlike previously known transiting planets, the present size of CoRoT-9b should not have been affected by tidal heat dissipation processes. Indeed, the planet is found to be well described by standard evolution models with an inferred interior composition consistent with that of Jupiter and Saturn.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/76653
10.1038/nature08856
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2010Natur.464..384D

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