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1 Dec 2015, 22:00 UTC <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FIp3f4u74IU/VlLFdJJNuII/AAAAAAAAHu4/aEvBw4hjsk8/s1600/Post%2B-%2BDecember%2B2015%2B%25282%2529%2B-%2B1.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="360" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FIp3f4u74IU/VlLFdJJNuII/AAAAAAAAHu4/aEvBw4hjsk8/s640/Post%2B-%2BDecember%2B2015%2B%25282%2529%2B-%2B1.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">Figure 1: Artist’s impression of a hot-Jupiter. Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Conceptual Image Lab.</div><br />A new transiting planet identified as WASP-135b has been discovered from the WASP survey. WASP-135b is a hot-Jupiter with 1.30 ± 0.09 times the radius of Jupiter, 1.90 ± 0.08 times the mass of Jupiter and it has a short orbital period of only 1.401 days. Its parent star is a Sun-like star with 0.98 ± 0.06 times the mass and 0.96 ± 0.05 times the radius of the Sun. WASP-135b orbits very close to its parent star. As a consequence, the planet is highly irradiated; receiving insolation that is ~1500 times more intense than what Earth receives from the Sun.<br /><br />With a radius ~30 percent larger than Jupiter’s, WASP-135b appears to be somewhat inflated in size. The high levels of insolation that the planet receives may be the cause of its inflated radius. There is also some evidence that WASP-135b may be transferring angular momentum to its parent star, causing the star to rotate faster than normal.<br /><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a ...
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