Polar orbit for Gliese 436 b

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Polar orbit for Gliese 436 b

Post by Lazarus on 20th December 2017, 4:16 pm

Bourrier et al. "Orbital misalignment of the Neptune-mass exoplanet GJ 436b with the spin of its cool star"

The orbit of GJ 436 b is nearly perpendicular to the stellar equator. This might be the result of Kozai oscillations, in which case some constraints can be put on the perturbing companion "GJ 436 c"
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