Exoplanetary Scratchpad

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Contains a transiting hot Jupiter. This planet was used as a test for the Kepler mission, which was able to detect the planet's occulation, as well as evidence of phases. It was found to be orbiting backwards only a day after the first retrograde exoplanet WASP-17b was announced. Very little of its heat is transported to its night side. There is some evidence for a planet further out that may be responsible for its orbit. Observed by Kepler and also dubbed Kepler 2b.

HAT-P-7 System Web Pages

HAT-P-7 System In the News

Kepler Detects Occulation, Proves its Abilities (2009)

Found to be Orbiting Backwards (Aug 2009)

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