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dc.contributor.authorDeck, Katherine M.
dc.contributor.authorRogers, Leslie A.
dc.contributor.authorWinn, Joshua Nathan
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-09T15:25:37Z
dc.date.available2014-09-09T15:25:37Z
dc.date.issued2012-06
dc.date.submitted2012-04
dc.identifier.issn0036-8075
dc.identifier.issn1095-9203
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/89228
dc.description.abstractIn the solar system, the planets’ compositions vary with orbital distance, with rocky planets in close orbits and lower-density gas giants in wider orbits. The detection of close-in giant planets around other stars was the first clue that this pattern is not universal and that planets’ orbits can change substantially after their formation. Here, we report another violation of the orbit-composition pattern: two planets orbiting the same star with orbital distances differing by only 10% and densities differing by a factor of 8. One planet is likely a rocky “super-Earth,” whereas the other is more akin to Neptune. These planets are 20 times more closely spaced and have a larger density contrast than any adjacent pair of planets in the solar system.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipUnited States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Kepler Participating Scientist Program Grant NNX12AC76G)en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)en_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1223269en_US
dc.rightsArticle is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use.en_US
dc.sourcearXiven_US
dc.titleKepler-36: A Pair of Planets with Neighboring Orbits and Dissimilar Densitiesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.citationCarter, J. A., E. Agol, W. J. Chaplin, S. Basu, T. R. Bedding, L. A. Buchhave, J. Christensen-Dalsgaard, et al. “Kepler-36: A Pair of Planets with Neighboring Orbits and Dissimilar Densities.” Science 337, no. 6094 (June 21, 2012): 556–559.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentKavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Researchen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physicsen_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorDeck, Katherine M.en_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorRogers, Leslie A.en_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorWinn, Joshua Nathanen_US
dc.relation.journalScienceen_US
dc.eprint.versionAuthor's final manuscripten_US
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticleen_US
eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerRevieweden_US
dspace.orderedauthorsCarter, J. A.; Agol, E.; Chaplin, W. J.; Basu, S.; Bedding, T. R.; Buchhave, L. A.; Christensen-Dalsgaard, J.; Deck, K. M.; Elsworth, Y.; Fabrycky, D. C.; Ford, E. B.; Fortney, J. J.; Hale, S. J.; Handberg, R.; Hekker, S.; Holman, M. J.; Huber, D.; Karoff, C.; Kawaler, S. D.; Kjeldsen, H.; Lissauer, J. J.; Lopez, E. D.; Lund, M. N.; Lundkvist, M.; Metcalfe, T. S.; Miglio, A.; Rogers, L. A.; Stello, D.; Borucki, W. J.; Bryson, S.; Christiansen, J. L.; Cochran, W. D.; Geary, J. C.; Gilliland, R. L.; Haas, M. R.; Hall, J.; Howard, A. W.; Jenkins, J. M.; Klaus, T.; Koch, D. G.; Latham, D. W.; MacQueen, P. J.; Sasselov, D.; Steffen, J. H.; Twicken, J. D.; Winn, J. N.en_US
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0638-3455
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4265-047X
mit.licensePUBLISHER_POLICYen_US


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