A highly eccentric warm jupiter orbiting TIC 237913194

Martin Schlecker, Diana Kossakowski, Rafael Brahm, Néstor Espinoza, Thomas Henning, Ludmila Carone, Karan Molaverdikhani, Trifon Trifonov, Paul Mollière, Melissa J. Hobson, Andrés Jordán, Felipe I. Rojas, Hubert Klahr, Paula Sarkis, Gáspár Bakos, Waqas Bhatti, David Osip, Vincent Suc, George Ricker, Roland VanderspekDavid W. Latham, Sara Seager, Joshua N. Winn, Jon M. Jenkins, Michael Vezie, Jesus Noel Villaseñor, Mark E. Rose, David R. Rodriguez, Joseph E. Rodriguez, Samuel N. Quinn, Avi Shporer

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The orbital parameters of warm Jupiters serve as a record of their formation history, providing constraints on formation scenarios for giant planets on close and intermediate orbits. Here, we report the discovery of TIC 237913194b, detected in full-frame images from Sectors 1 and 2 of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), ground-based photometry (Chilean-Hungarian Automated Telescope, Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope), and Fiber-fed Extended Range Optical Spectrograph radial velocity time series. We constrain its mass to MP = - 1.942+0.091 0.091 MJ and its radius to RP = - 1.117+0.047 0.054 RJ , implying a bulk density similar to Neptune's. It orbits a G-type star (M*= - 1.026+0.055 0.057 M⊙, V = 12.1 mag) with a period of 15.17 days on one of the most eccentric orbits of all known warm giants (e ≈ 0.58). This extreme dynamical state points to a past interaction with an additional, undetected massive companion. A tidal evolution analysis showed a large tidal dissipation timescale, suggesting that the planet is not a progenitor for a hot Jupiter caught during its high-eccentricity migration. TIC 237913194b further represents an attractive opportunity to study the energy deposition and redistribution in the atmosphere of a warm Jupiter with high eccentricity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberabbe03
JournalAstronomical Journal
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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