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ExoWorld Selection Complete – Next Up, Obtaining Name Suggestions!

30 Mar 2015, 13:16 UTC
ExoWorld Selection Complete – Next Up, Obtaining Name Suggestions!
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As you are likely aware, Planet Hunters is taking part in an IAU (International Astronomical Union) project to name several ExoWorlds. A few months back we provided the IAU a list of ExoWorlds which we thought should be named. The IAU took this list, plus all of the lists provided by other groups and determined which ExoWorlds will be named. In total, 15 stars and 32 planets will be named. The list:

Host Star (catalogue)
# Planet (designation)
Planet Mass (Jupiter mass)
Planet Mass (Earth mass)
Orbital Period (day)
Semi Major Axis (au)
Discovery (year)
Constellation (English)
Visibility
V magnitude

1 exoplanet (5 systems)

Ain (epsilon Tauri)
epsilon Tauri b
7.6
2415.5
594.9
1.93
2007
the Bull
Visible to the naked eye
3.5

Edasich (iota Draconis)
iota Draconis b
8.82
2803.3
510.7
1.275
2002
the Dragon
Visible to the naked eye
3.3

Errai (gamma Cephei)
gamma Cephei b
1.85
588
903.3
2.05
2003
the King
Visible to the naked eye
3.2

Fomalhaut (alpha Piscis Austrini)
Fomalhaut b
3
953.5
320000
115
2008
the Southern Fish
Visible to the naked eye
1.2

Pollux (beta Geminorum)
beta Geminorum b
2.9
921.7
589.64
1.69
2006
the Twins
Visible to ...

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