An exomoon survey of 70 cool giant exoplanets and the new candidate Kepler-1708 b-i

@article{Kipping2022AnES,
  title={An exomoon survey of 70 cool giant exoplanets and the new candidate Kepler-1708 b-i},
  author={David M. Kipping and Stephen T. Bryson and Christopher J. Burke and Jessie L. Christiansen and Kevin K. Hardegree-Ullman and Billy L. Quarles and Brad Hansen and Judit Szul'agyi and Alex Teachey},
  journal={Nature Astronomy},
  year={2022},
  volume={6},
  pages={367 - 380}
}
Exomoons represent a crucial missing puzzle piece in our efforts to understand extrasolar planetary systems. To address this deficiency, we here describe an exomoon survey of 70 cool, giant transiting exoplanet candidates found by Kepler. We identify only one exhibiting a moon-like signal that passes a battery of vetting tests: Kepler-1708 b. We show that Kepler-1708 b is a statistically validated Jupiter-sized planet orbiting a Sun-like quiescent star at 1.6 au. The signal of the exomoon… 

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