Transits and Lensing by Compact Objects in the Kepler Field: Disrupted Stars Orbiting Blue Stragglers

@article{Stefano2011TransitsAL,
  title={Transits and Lensing by Compact Objects in the Kepler Field: Disrupted Stars Orbiting Blue Stragglers},
  author={Rosanne Di Stefano},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={141},
  pages={142}
}
  • R. D. Stefano
  • Published 16 February 2010
  • Physics
  • The Astronomical Journal
Kepler’s first major discoveries are two hot ( T> 10,000 K) small-radius objects orbiting stars in its field. A viable hypothesis is that these are the cores of stars that have each been eroded or disrupted by a companion star. The companion, which is the star monitored today, is likely to have gained mass from its now-defunct partner and can be considered to be a blue straggler. KOI-81 is almost certainly the product of stable mass transfer; KOI-74 may be as well, or it may be the first clear… Expand

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