CoRoT Symposium 3, Kepler KASC-7 joint meeting
6-11 Jul 2014 Toulouse (France)

Abstracts > Gandolfi Davide

Monday 7
Session 2 - Extrasolar planets and planet systems
Hans Deeg (chair)
› 15:10 - 15:30 (20min)
› Espace Vanel
CoRoT-32b, the youngest aligned exoplanet
Davide Gandolfi  1@  
1 : Landessternwarte Koenigstuhl - Zentrum fuer Astronomie der Universitaet Heidelberg  (LSW - ZAH - Heidelberg University)  -  Website
Koenigstuhl 12, D-69117 Heidelberg -  Germany

We announce the discovery of CoRoT-32b, the youngest aligned transiting planet ever found. CoRoT-32b is a Jupiter like planet in a 20-day orbit around an F4 dwarf. The host star is a member of the 25-million-year-old cluster NGC 2232. Using spectra from FIES@NOT, we find that the orbital plane of the planet is parallel to the equatorial plane of the star. CoRoT-32b is therefore a "Rosetta stone" discovery in exoplanetary science, as the measured alignment is basically equal to the primordial one, allowing us to strongly constrain - for the first time - the migration mechanism of a hot Jupiter.

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