Kepler-68b

Summary

Kepler-68b
Discovery[1]
Discovered byGilliland et al.
Discovery siteKepler Space Observatory
Discovery date2013
Transits, and transit-timing variations
Designations
KOI-246.01[2]
Orbital characteristics[3][1]
0.06170±0.00056 AU
5.398763 d
Inclination87.60±0.90 º
Semi-amplitude2.7+0.48
−0.46
 m/s
StarKepler-68
Physical characteristics[3]
Mean radius
2.31+0.06
−0.09
 R🜨
Mass7.65+1.37
−1.32
 M🜨

Kepler-68b is an exoplanet orbiting the Sun-like star Kepler-68 in the constellation of Cygnus. Discovered by planetary-transit methods by the Kepler space telescope in February 2013, it has a radius of 2.31 ± 0.07 that of Earth and a density of 2.46–4.3 g/cm3. It has an orbital period of 5.398763 days at a distance of about 0.0617 AU from its star.[1] Doppler measurements were made to determine its mass to be 5.79 times that of Earth (0.026 MJ).[4]

With a density of 2.6 g/cm3 it has physical characteristics of both a super-Earth and a mini-Neptune.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Gilliland, Ronald L.; et al. (2013). "Kepler-68: Three Planets, One with a Density Between That of Earth and Ice Giants". The Astrophysical Journal. 766 (1). 40. arXiv:1302.2596. Bibcode:2013ApJ...766...40G. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/766/1/40.
  2. ^ "Kepler-68b". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  3. ^ a b Mills, Sean M.; et al. (2019). "Long-period Giant Companions to Three Compact, Multiplanet Systems". The Astronomical Journal. 157 (4). 145. arXiv:1903.07186. Bibcode:2019AJ....157..145M. doi:10.3847/1538-3881/ab0899.
  4. ^ a b Marcy, Geoffrey W.; et al. (2014). "Masses, Radii, and Orbits of Small Kepler Planets: The Transition from Gaseous to Rocky Planets". The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series. 210 (2). 20. arXiv:1401.4195. Bibcode:2014ApJS..210...20M. doi:10.1088/0067-0049/210/2/20.