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2017ApJ...842L...5Q - Astrophys. J., 842, L5-L5 (2017/June-2)

Plausible compositions of the seven TRAPPIST-1 planets using long-term dynamical simulations.

QUARLES B., QUINTANA E.V., LOPEZ E., SCHLIEDER J.E. and BARCLAY T.

Abstract (from CDS):

TRAPPIST-1 is a nearby ultra-cool dwarf that is host to a remarkable planetary system consisting of seven transiting planets. The orbital properties and radii of the planets have been well constrained, and recently, the masses of the inner six planets have been measured with additional ground- and space-based photometric observations. Large uncertainties in these mass measurements have prevented a robust analysis of the planetary compositions. Here, we perform many thousands of N-body dynamical simulations with planet properties perturbed from the observed values and identify those that are stable for millions of years. This allows us to identify self-consistent orbital solutions that can be used in future studies. From our range of dynamical masses, we find that most of the planets are consistent with an Earth-like composition, where TRAPPIST-1f is likely to have a volatile-rich envelope.

Abstract Copyright: © 2017. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.

Journal keyword(s): methods: numerical - planets and satellites: composition - planets and satellites: dynamical evolution and stability - planets and satellites: dynamical evolution and stability

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