The number of discovered exoplanets now exceeds 1500, mostly due to the Kepler space instrument observations. Many of these planet orbit in less than a week around their host stars. This implies that the inward migration of those planets is a basic ingredient of successful theories of planet formation and evolution. Several mechanisms have been proposed to explain the observed periods, which lead to different orbit eccentricity and obliquity distributions. Here we summarise and discuss the results of obliquities for two Kepler stars: HAT-P-7 and Kepler-25. These are interesting stellar systems as we could carry out a joint analysis using asteroseismology, transit lightcurve and the Rossiter-McLaughlin effect in order to measure the three dimensional obliquity.
|EPJ Web of Conferences
|Published - Sep 23 2015
|CoRoT Symposium 3, Kepler KASC-7 Joint Meeting on Space Photometry Revolution - Toulouse, France
Duration: Jul 6 2014 → Jul 11 2014
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Physics and Astronomy