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WASP-12b: THE HOTTEST TRANSITING EXTRASOLAR PLANET YET DISCOVERED

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We report on the discovery of WASP-12b, a new transiting extrasolar planet with Rpl = 1.79 -0.09+0.09RJ and Mpl = 1.41-0.10+0.10 MJ. The planet and host star properties were derived from a Monte Carlo Markov chain analysis of the transit photometry and radial velocity data. Furthermore, by comparing the stellar spectrum with theoretical spectra and stellar evolution models, we determined that the host star is a supersolar metallicity ([M/H]= 0.3 -0.15+0.05), late-F (Teff = 6300 -100+200 K) st...

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Collier-Cameron, A More by this author
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Hebrard, G More by this author
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Publisher:
Institute of Physics Publishing
Journal:
ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL
Volume:
693
Issue:
2
Pages:
1920-1928
Publication date:
2009-03-10
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EISSN:
1538-4357
ISSN:
0004-637X
URN:
uuid:777b0cad-7f7e-4ac1-9f3f-0d260727c81a
Source identifiers:
158413
Local pid:
pubs:158413

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