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The Five Planets in the Kepler-296 Binary System All Orbit the Primary: A Statistical and Analytical Analysis

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Type
Published Article
Journal
The Astrophysical Journal
Publisher
American Astronomical Society
Publication Date
Aug 03, 2015
Volume
809
Issue
1
Pages
7–7
Source
SETI Institute
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Unknown

Abstract

Kepler-296 is a binary star system with two M-dwarf components separated by 0 farcs 2. Five transiting planets have been confirmed to be associated with the Kepler-296 system; given the evidence to date, however, the planets could in principle orbit either star. This ambiguity has made it difficult to constrain both the orbital and physical properties of the planets. Using both statistical and analytical arguments, this paper shows that all five planets are highly likely to orbit the primary star in this system. We performed a Markov-Chain ...

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