Transiting circumbinary planets Kepler-34 b and Kepler-35 b

  title={Transiting circumbinary planets Kepler-34 b and Kepler-35 b},
  author={William F. Welsh and Jerome A. Orosz and Joshua A. Carter and Daniel C. Fabrycky and Eric B. Ford and Jack J. Lissauer and Andrej Pr{\vs}a and Samuel N. Quinn and Darin Ragozzine and Donald R. Short and Guillermo Torres and Joshua N. Winn and Laurance R. Doyle and Thomas Barclay and Natalie M. Batalha and Steven Bloemen and Erik J. Brugamyer and Lars A. Buchhave and Caroline Caldwell and Douglas A. Caldwell and Jessie L. Christiansen and David R. Ciardi and William D. Cochran and Michael Endl and Jonathan J. Fortney and Thomas Gautier and Ronald L. Gilliland and Michael R. Haas and Jennifer R. Hall and Matthew J. Holman and Andrew W. Howard and Steve B. Howell and Howard T. Isaacson and Jon M. Jenkins and Todd C. Klaus and David W. Latham and J. Li and Geoffrey W. Marcy and Tsevi Mazeh and Elisa V. Quintana and Paul Robertson and Avi Shporer and Jason H. Steffen and Gur Windmiller and David G. Koch and William J. Borucki},
Most Sun-like stars in the Galaxy reside in gravitationally bound pairs of stars (binaries). Although long anticipated, the existence of a ‘circumbinary planet’ orbiting such a pair of normal stars was not definitively established until the discovery of the planet transiting (that is, passing in front of) Kepler-16. Questions remained, however, about the prevalence of circumbinary planets and their range of orbital and physical properties. Here we report two additional transiting circumbinary… Expand

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