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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, 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-dwarfs stars orbiting close to solar-type stars. Spectroscopic constrai...

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10.1051/0004-6361/201015276

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Deleuil, M More by this author
Guillot, T More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Astrophysics
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Journal:
ASTRONOMY and ASTROPHYSICS
Volume:
525
Issue:
4
Pages:
A68-A68
Publication date:
2010-10-01
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EISSN:
1432-0746
ISSN:
0004-6361
URN:
uuid:5d489373-6eaf-4038-962a-bfe395ab1f67
Source identifiers:
117937
Local pid:
pubs:117937
Language:
English
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