Discovery and Atmospheric Characterization of Giant Planet Kepler-12b: An Inflated Radius Outlier

Discovery and Atmospheric Characterization of Giant Planet Kepler-12b: An Inflated Radius Outlier

20 Pages · 2011 · 2.28 MB ·

We detect the occultation of the planet at a significance of 3.7σ in the Kepler bandpass. This yields a . less than a bar, as in Jupiter, to pressures near a kilobar. The In this paper we discuss all aspects of the detection, valida- Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Seri

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arXiv:11091611v1 [astrophEP] 8 Sep 2011 RE V I S E D F O R APJ , S E P T E M B E R 5 , 2 0 1 1 Preprint typeset using L A T E X style emulateapj v 11/10/09 DISCOVERY AND ATMOSPHERIC CHARACTERIZATION OF GIANT PLANE T KEPLER12B: AN INFLATED RADIUS OUTLIER J O NAT H A N J FO RT N E Y 1 ,21 , B R I C E OL I V I E R DE M O RY 2 , J E A N MI C H E L DÉ S E RT 3 , J A S O N ROW E 4 , G E O FF R E Y W MA R C Y 5 , H OWA R D I S A AC S O N 5 , L A R S A B U C H H AV E 6 ,3 , D AV I D CI A R D I 7 , T H O M A S N GAU T I E R 8 , N ATA L I E M BATA L H A 9 , D O U G L A S A CA L DW E L L 4 , S T E P H E N T BRY S O N 10 , P H I L I P NU T Z M A N 1 , J O N M J E N K I N S 4 , A N D R E W HOWA R D 5 , D AV I D CH A R B O N N E AU 3 , H E AT H E R A K N U T S O N 5 , S T E V E B HOW E L L 10 , M A R K EV E R E T T 11 , F R A N Ç O I S FR E S S I N 3 , D R A K E DE M I N G 12 , W I L L I A M J BO RU C K I 10 , T I M OT H Y M B ROW N 13 , E R I C B F O R D14 , R O NA L D L GI L L I L A N D 15 , D AV I D W LAT H A M 3 , N E I L MI L L E R 1 , S A R A SE AG E R 2 , D E B R A A F I S C H E R 16 , D AV I D KO C H 10 , J AC K J LI S S AU E R 10 , M I C H A E L R HA A S10 , M A RT I N ST I L L 17 , P H I L I P LU C A S 18 , M I C H A E L GI L L O N 19 ,20 , J E S S I E L CH R I S T I A N S E N 4 , J O H N C GE A RY 3 Revised for ApJ, September 5, 2011 ABSTRACT We report the discovery of planet Kepler12b (KOI20), whic h at 1695 ±0030 R J is among the handful of planets with superinated radii above 165 R J Orbiting its slightly evolved G0 host with a 4438day period, this 0 431 ±0041 M Jplanet is the leastirradiated within this largestplanet radius group, which has important implications for planetary physics The planet' s inated radius and low mass lead to a very low density of 0 111 ±0010 g cm 3 We detect the occultation of the planet at a signicance of 3 7σ in the Kepler bandpass This

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