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2021AJ....161..119R - Astron. J., 161, 119-119 (2021/March-0)

The TESS-Keck survey. IV. A retrograde, polar orbit for the ultra-low-density, hot super-Neptune WASP-107b.

RUBENZAHL R.A., DAI F., HOWARD A.W., CHONTOS A., GIACALONE S., LUBIN J., ROSENTHAL L.J., ISAACSON H., BATALHA N.M., CROSSFIELD I.J.M., DRESSING C., FULTON B., HUBER D., KANE S.R., PETIGURA E.A., ROBERTSON P., ROY A., WEISS L.M., BEARD C., HILL M.L., MAYO A., MOCNIK T., MURPHY J.M.A. and SCARSDALE N.

Abstract (from CDS):

We measured the Rossiter-McLaughlin effect of WASP-107b during a single transit with Keck/HIRES. We found the sky-projected inclination of WASP-107b's orbit, relative to its host star's rotation axis, to be | λ| =118–19+38 degrees. This confirms the misaligned/polar orbit that was previously suggested from spot-crossing events and adds WASP-107b to the growing population of hot Neptunes in polar orbits around cool stars. WASP-107b is also the fourth such planet to have a known distant planetary companion. We examined several dynamical pathways by which this companion could have induced such an obliquity in WASP-107b. We find that nodal precession and disk dispersal-driven tilting can both explain the current orbital geometry while Kozai-Lidov cycles are suppressed by general relativity. While each hypothesis requires a mutual inclination between the two planets, nodal precession requires a much larger angle, which for WASP-107 is on the threshold of detectability with future Gaia astrometric data. As nodal precession has no stellar type dependence, but disk dispersal-driven tilting does, distinguishing between these two models is best done on the population level. Finding and characterizing more extrasolar systems like WASP-107 will additionally help distinguish whether the distribution of hot-Neptune obliquities is a dichotomy of aligned and polar orbits or if we are uniformly sampling obliquities during nodal precession cycles.

Abstract Copyright: © 2021. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.

Journal keyword(s): Exoplanet dynamics - Orbit determination - Radial velocity

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