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Patterns of planet occurrence from Doppler and Kepler
Author(s): Andrew W. Howard
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Paper Abstract

The currently observed architectures of extrasolar planetary systems trace the processes of planetary formation and evolution. Until recently, Jovian-size planets provided nearly all of the observational constraints. From Doppler studies, we detect a steeply rising planet mass distribution down to at least 3 Earth-masses for planets orbiting inside of 0.25 AU. The planet size distribution from Kepler also shows a steep rise with decreasing size, but with a plateau in the occurrence rate for 1{2.8 times Earth size. Analyses of the Kepler data support the bottom-up picture of planet formation by core accretion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 September 2013
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8864, Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets VI, 886402 (26 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2023103
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Andrew W. Howard, Univ. of Hawaii (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8864:
Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets VI
Stuart Shaklan, Editor(s)

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