2011ApJ...729L...7L


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2011ApJ...729L...7L - Astrophys. J., 729, L7 (2011/March-1)

On the anomalous radii of the transiting extrasolar planets.

LAUGHLIN G., CRISMANI M. and ADAMS F.C.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present a systematic evaluation of the agreement between the observed radii of 90 well-characterized transiting extrasolar giant planets and their corresponding model radii. Our model radii are drawn from previously published calculations of coreless giant planets that have attained their asymptotic radii, and which have been tabulated for a range of planet masses and equilibrium temperatures. (We report a two-dimensional polynomial fitting function that accurately represents the models.) As expected, the model radii provide a statistically significant improvement over a null hypothesis that the sizes of giant planets are completely independent of mass and effective temperature. As is well known, however, fiducial models provide an insufficient explanation; the planetary radius anomalies, R ≡Robs–Rpred, are strongly correlated with planetary equilibrium temperature. We find that the radius anomalies have a best-fit dependence, R∝T_eff^α, with α = 1.4±0.6. Incorporating this relation into the model radii leads to substantially less scatter in the radius correlation. The extra temperature dependence represents an important constraint on theoretical models for hot Jupiters. Using simple scaling arguments, we find support for the hypothesis of Batygin & Stevenson that this correlation can be attributed to a planetary heating mechanism that is mediated by magnetohydrodynamic coupling between the planetary magnetic field and near-surface flow that is accompanied by ohmic dissipation at adiabatic depth. Additionally, we find that the temperature dependence is likely too strong to admit kinetic heating as the primary source of anomalous energy generation within the majority of the observed transiting planets.

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Journal keyword(s): planetary systems - planets and satellites: general

Simbad objects: 13

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Number of rows : 13

N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2021
#notes
1 HD 10069b Pl 01 37 25.0335097438 -45 40 40.376513381           ~ 246 1
2 WASP-12b Pl 06 30 32.7966788910 +29 40 20.266334158           G0 587 1
3 CoRoT-14b Pl 06 53 41.8086658726 -05 32 09.682886897           ~ 33 1
4 HAT-P-20b Pl 07 27 39.9487418539 +24 20 11.518276475           ~ 58 1
5 HAT-P-13 * 08 39 31.8073600797 +47 21 07.275628863   11.15 10.42 10.40   G4 117 2
6 Ross 905b Pl 11 42 11.0933874353 +26 42 23.658083337           ~ 637 1
7 CD-27 10695b Pl 15 59 50.9489706053 -28 03 42.309432433           ~ 206 1
8 HD 149026b Pl 16 30 29.6184841164 +38 20 50.310893575           ~ 305 1
9 TrES-4 Pl 17 53 13.0490781575 +37 12 42.586106196           ~ 185 2
10 CoRoT-8b Pl 19 26 21.2426686221 +01 25 35.178176730           ~ 48 1
11 HD 189733b Pl 20 00 43.7130382888 +22 42 39.071811263           ~ 1153 1
12 HD 189733 BY* 20 00 43.7130382888 +22 42 39.071811263 9.241 8.578 7.648 7.126 6.68 K2V 746 1
13 HD 209458b Pl 22 03 10.7729598762 +18 53 03.548248479           ~ 1550 1

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