Determining eccentricities of transiting planets: a divide in the mass-period plane

@article{Pont2011DeterminingEO,
  title={Determining eccentricities of transiting planets: a divide in the mass-period plane},
  author={F. Pont and N. Husnoo and T. Mazeh and D. Fabrycky},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2011},
  volume={414},
  pages={1278-1284}
}
  • F. Pont, N. Husnoo, +1 author D. Fabrycky
  • Published 2011
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • The two dominant features in the distribution of orbital parameters for close-in exoplanets are the prevalence of circular orbits for very short periods, and the observation that planets on closer orbits tend to be heavier. The first feature is interpreted as a signature of tidal evolution, while the origin of the second, a ‘mass–period relation’ for hot Jupiters, is not understood. In this paper we reconsider the ensemble properties of transiting exoplanets with well-measured parameters… CONTINUE READING

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