SPITZER OBSERVATIONS OF EXOPLANETS DISCOVERED WITH THE KEPLER K2 MISSION
Greene, Thomas P.
Schlieder, Joshua E.
Keywordsplanets and satellites: dynamical evolution and stability
planets and satellites: gaseous planets
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CitationSPITZER OBSERVATIONS OF EXOPLANETS DISCOVERED WITH THE KEPLER K2 MISSION 2016, 822 (1):39 The Astrophysical Journal
JournalThe Astrophysical Journal
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AbstractWe have used the Spitzer Space Telescope to observe two transiting planetary systems orbiting low-mass stars discovered in the Kepler K2 mission. The system K2-3 (EPIC 201367065) hosts three planets, while K2-26 (EPIC 202083828) hosts a single planet. Observations of all four objects in these two systems confirm and refine the orbital and physical parameters of the planets. The refined orbital information and more precise planet radii possible with Spitzer will be critical for future observations of these and other K2 targets. For K2-3b we find marginally significant evidence for a transit timing variation between the K2 and Spitzer epochs.
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SponsorsNational Aeronautics and Space Administration; National Science Foundation; Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer; joint project of the University of California, Los Angeles; Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology; NASA through the Sagan Fellowship Program executed by the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute