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Transiting exoplanets from the CoRoT space mission: XV. CoRoT-15b: A brown-dwarf transiting companion

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We report the discovery by the CoRoT space mission of a transiting brown dwarf orbiting a F7V star with an orbital period of 3.06 days. CoRoT-15b has a radius of 1.12+0.30-0.15 RJup and a mass of 63.3 ± 4.1 MJup, and is thus the second transiting companion lying in the theoretical mass domain of brown dwarfs. CoRoT-15b is either very young or inflated compared to standard evolution models, a situation similar to that of M-dwarf stars orbiting close to solar-typestars. Spectroscopic constraint...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Astrophysics
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Journal:
Astronomy and Astrophysics
Volume:
525
Issue:
19
Publication date:
2011-01-05
EISSN:
1432-0746
ISSN:
0004-6361
URN:
uuid:50944cc6-0ae8-4f43-a793-be8952b76d15
Source identifiers:
161906
Local pid:
pubs:161906

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