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Discovery of Three Transiting Hot-Saturns

11 Jul 2016, 22:00 UTC
Discovery of Three Transiting Hot-Saturns
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Bhatti et al. (2016) present the discovery of three transiting hot-Saturns identified as HATS-19b, HATS-20b and HATS-21b.HATS-19b orbits a slightly evolved star with ~3.31 times the Sun's luminosity. The planet has ~1.66 times the radius of Jupiter and its orbital period is 4.570 days. HATS-19b also has ~0.427 times the mass of Jupiter, giving it ~12 percent the density of water. The equilibrium temperature on HATS-19b is estimated to be ~1570 K.HATS-20b orbits a Sun-like star with ~0.612 times the Sun's luminosity. The planet has ~0.776 times the radius of Jupiter and its orbital period is 3.799 days. HATS-20b also has ~0.273 times the mass of Jupiter, giving it ~73 percent the density of water. The equilibrium temperature on HATS-20b is estimated to be ~1147 K.HATS-21b orbits a Sun-like star with ~0.98 times the Sun's luminosity. The planet has ~1.123 times the radius of Jupiter and its orbital period is 3.554 days. HATS-21b also has ~0.332 times the mass of Jupiter, giving it ~29 percent the density of water. The equilibrium temperature on HATS-21b is estimated to be ~1284 K.Reference:Bhatti et al. (2016), "HATS-19b, HATS-20b, HATS-21b: Three Transiting Hot-Saturns Discovered by the HATSouth Survey", arXiv:1607.00322 [astro-ph.EP]

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