Publications by Suzanne Aigrain


Radial velocity confirmation of K2-100b: a young, highly irradiated, and low-density transiting hot Neptune

MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY Oxford University Press (OUP) 490 (2019) 698-708

D Kubyshkina, D Gandolfi, J Livingston, MCV Fridlund, L Fossati, J Korth, H Parviainen, L Malavolta, E Palle, HJ Deeg, G Nowak, VM Rajpaul, N Zicher, G Antoniciello, N Narita, S Albrecht, LR Bedin, J Cabrera, WD Cochran, J de Leon, P Eigmueller, A Fukui, N Kusakabe, M Libralato, P Montanes-Rodriguez

© 2019 The Author(s) Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society We present a detailed analysis of HARPS-N radial velocity observations of K2-100, a young and active star in the Praesepe cluster, which hosts a transiting planet with a period of 1.7 d. We model the activity-induced radial velocity variations of the host star with a multidimensional Gaussian Process framework and detect a planetary signal of 10.6 ± 3.0 m s−1, which matches the transit ephemeris, and translates to a planet mass of 21.8 ± 6.2 M. We perform a suite of validation tests to confirm that our detected signal is genuine. This is the first mass measurement for a transiting planet in a young open cluster. The relatively low density of the planet, 2.04+−006661 g cm−3, implies that K2-100b retains a significant volatile envelope. We estimate that the planet is losing its atmosphere at a rate of 1011–1012 g s−1 due to the high level of radiation it receives from its host star.


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