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A hot mini-Neptune in the radius valley orbiting solar analogue HD 110113

Hellier

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Abstract

We report the discovery of HD?110113?b (TESS object of interest-755.01), a transiting mini-Neptune exoplanet on a 2.5-d orbit around the solar-analogue HD?110113 (Teff = 5730 K). Using TESS photometry and High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS) radial velocities gathered by the NCORES program, we find that HD?110113?b has a radius of 2.05 ± 0.12 ?R? and a mass of 4.55 ± 0.62 ?M?. The resulting density of 2.90+0.75-0.59 ?g?cm-3 is significantly lower than would be expected from a pure-rock world; therefore HD?110113?b must be a mini-Neptune with a significant volatile atmosphere. The high incident flux places it within the so-called radius valley; however, HD?110113?b was able to hold on to a substantial (0.1–1 per cent) H–He atmosphere over its ~4 Gyr lifetime. Through a novel simultaneous Gaussian process fit to multiple activity indicators, we were also able to fit for the strong stellar rotation signal with period 20.8 ± 1.2 ?d from the RVs and confirm an additional non-transiting planet, HD 110113 c, which has a mass of 10.5 ± 1.2 ?M? and a period of 6.744+0.008-0.009 ?d.

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Hellier. (2021). A hot mini-Neptune in the radius valley orbiting solar analogue HD 110113. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 4842 - 4857. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stab182

Acceptance Date Jan 7, 2021
Publication Date Apr 1, 2021
Journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Print ISSN 0035-8711
Publisher Oxford University Press
Pages 4842 - 4857
DOI https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stab182
Keywords planets and satellites: detection; stars: individual: HD110113
Publisher URL https://academic.oup.com/mnras/article/502/4/4842/6119926

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