A hot jupiter in a nearly polar orbit

Brett C. Addison, Chris G. Tinney, Duncan J. Wright, Daniel Bayliss, George Zhou, Joel D. Hartman, Gáspár Á Bakos, Brian Schmidt

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We measured the spin-orbit misalignment for WASP-79b, a transiting hot Jupiter from the WASP survey. Using the Rossiter-McLaughlin effect during the transit event, we determined the sky-projected obliquity to be λ = -106+10-8°. This result indicates that the planet is in a nearly polar orbit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationExploring the Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781107045200
StatePublished - Jun 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
ISSN (Print)1743-9213
ISSN (Electronic)1743-9221

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Space and Planetary Science


  • Planets and satellites: formation
  • Stars: individual (WASP-79)
  • Techniques: radial velocities


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