Query : 2023A&A...671A.132S

2023A&A...671A.132S - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 671A, 132 (2023/3-1)

Sub-Jovian desert of exoplanets at its boundaries Parameter dependence along the main sequence.


Abstract (from CDS):

Context. The lack of sub-Jovian planets on orbits of Porb < 3 days is a puzzling aspect of galaxy formation with regard to the distribu-tion of exoplanets whose origins are currently unresolved.
Aims. The possible explanations behind the formation of the sub-Jovian or Neptunian desert include several scenarios that can lead to different shapes for the boundary, predicting various dependencies between the position of the boundary and the stellar parameters.
Methods. We explored the exoplanet distribution in various 2D and 3D projections, revealing the stellar-dependent substructures in the Porb-MP and the Porb-RP parameter plane.
Results. We demonstrate that the upper boundary includes a range of planets, namely, inflated hot Jupiters and normal hot Jupiters, in the two parameter planes, respectively. We confirm the dependence of the boundary on several stellar parameters and, based on a fuzzy clustering analysis, we provide quantitative formulae for the dependencies in groups of smaller and larger planets. The overall period-radius distribution shows chemical substructures as well, with the boundary being dependent on volatiles and alpha-elements, alongside marginal (to none) dependence found for refractory elements.
Conclusions. These findings confirm multiple plausible causes for the formation of the desert, particularly preferring those scenarios related to the irradiation-driven loss of the atmospheres of moderately massive planets as the predominant process in shaping planetary distributions.

Abstract Copyright: © The Authors 2023

Journal keyword(s): methods: statistical - planets and satellites: formation - astronomical databases: miscellaneous

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Number of rows : 2
N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
ICRS (J2000)
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2024
1 Kepler-223d Pl 19 53 16.4202435936 +47 16 46.308434088           ~ 42 0
2 TOI-2196b Pl 20 49 21.5673706512 -70 29 05.947781316           ~ 7 0

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