The orbit of Kepler-16b

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The orbit of Kepler-16b

Post by Lazarus on 3rd July 2012, 3:14 am

Kepler-16b: a resonant survivor

Dynamics of the circumbinary planet Kepler-16 (AB) b
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Re: The orbit of Kepler-16b

Post by Lazarus on 6th August 2013, 4:16 pm

Did we have a dedicated Kepler-16 thread, I didn't find one?

Question as to why Kepler-16b is on a near-circular orbit (e=0.0069) when the inner binary is eccentric (e=0.16)

The curiously circular orbit of Kepler-16b
http://arxiv.org/abs/1308.0596

Attempts to model the planet's migration through the circumbinary disc - need a massive disc in which the planet does not open a significant gap. Still further effects to incorporate into the model though.
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