Home » News & Blogs » Discovery of the First Transiting Jupiter Analog
Bookmark and Share
Beyond Earthly Skies

Discovery of the First Transiting Jupiter Analog

23 May 2016, 22:00 UTC
Discovery of the First Transiting Jupiter Analog
(200 words excerpt, click title or image to see full post)

Kipping et al. (2016) present the discovery of the first transiting Jupiter analog. This planet is identified as Kepler-167e and it is part of a planetary system which contains three known transiting super-Earths that are in relatively close-in orbits around their host star. Kepler-167 is the host star of this planetary system. It is a K3V star with ~0.77 times the Sun's mass, ~0.73 times the Sun's radius and an effective temperature estimated to be ~4890 K.Figure 1: Artist's impression of a gas giant planet. The three super-Earths in this planetary system are Kepler-167b, c and d. Kepler-167b has ~1.615 times the radius of Earth, a 4.393 day orbital period, an estimated equilibrium temperature of about 914 K and it receives 116 times the amount of flux Earth gets from the Sun. Kepler-167c has ~1.548 times the radius of Earth, a 7.406 day orbital period, an estimated equilibrium temperature of about 758 K and it receives 57.7 times the amount of flux Earth gets from the Sun. Kepler-167d has ~1.194 times the radius of Earth, a 21.804 day orbital period, an estimated equilibrium temperature of about 536 K and it receives 13.7 times the amount of flux Earth gets from ...

Latest Vodcast

Latest Podcast

Advertise PTTU

NASA Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

astronomy_pod