Title: Giant Outer Transiting Exoplanet Mass (GOT ‘EM) Survey. II. Discovery of a Failed Hot Jupiter on a 2.7 Year, Highly Eccentric Orbit
Authors: P. A. Dalba, S. R. Kane, Z. Li, M. G. Macdougall, L. J. Rosenthal, C. Cherubim, H. Isaacson, D. P. Thorngren, B. Fulton, A. W. Howard, E. A. Petigura, E. W. Schwieterman, D. O. Peluso, T. M. Esposito, F. Marchis, M. J. Payne
First Author’s Institution: Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
Status: Accepted for publication in AJ, pre-print available on the arxiv
Astronomers have discovered a giant, eccentric exoplanet that orbits its star every every three Earth years. The best part is: we can measure both its radius and its mass!
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