KEPLER-63 b : A GIANT PLANET IN A POLAR ORBIT AROUND A YOUNG SUN-LIKE STAR

We present the discovery and characterization of a giant planet orbiting the young Sun-like star Kepler-63 (KOI-63, mKp = 11.6, Teff = 5576 K, M = 0.98 M ). The planet transits every 9.43 days, with apparent depth variations and brightening anomalies caused by large starspots. The planet’s radius is 6.1 ± 0.2 R⊕, based on the transit light curve and the… (More)