XO-3 System

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Planet is the first transiting object with mass on the borderline between being a planet and a Brown Dwarf. The largest known planet in a torch orbit at time of its discovery. Found to be inclined to its star 37degrees, while every other torch planet aligns with their star's equator. Heat received from star varies three-fold due to its eccentricity. Larger than models predict. Has a temperature inversion in its stratosphere.

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XO-3 System In the News

Transiting Planet/Brown Dwarf Confirmed (May 2007){BE69A3BB-C1E9-4707-ADB8-7A273CC66FEB}&MKey={A337B196-0893-43F9-B7C1-E0CC81EC6F4C}&AKey={AAF9AABA-B0FF-4235-8AEC-74F22FC76386}&SKey={7D24A127-3B6D-4EEB-B435-D976AB2AB414},1249,660225797,00.html

Planet Probably Kicked in High Inclined Orbit (Sep 2008)

Orbit Refined (Jun 2009)

Thermal Emission and Tidal Heating Studied (Jan 2010)

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