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Seismology of the Sun and the Distant Stars 2016
Using Today’s Successes to Prepare the Future
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Observational evidence of deficit of planets at radius ~2 Rearth
Camilla Agentoft (Stellar Astrophysics Centre, Aarhus University), Mia Sloth Lundkvist (LSW, University of Heidelberg, Stellar Astrophysics Centre), Hans Kjeldsen (Stellar Astrophysics Centre, Aarhus University)

We present an extended study of 139 exoplanets, whose host stars were studied extensively through asteroseismology by Lundkvist et al. 2016. The combination of high precision stellar parameters from asteroseismology combined with high quality transit-fits produce the best characterized exoplanet-systems. Our analysis revealed a deficiency gap in the number of exoplanets with a radius ~2 Rearth, which is caused by the evaporation of the atmosphere of the exoplanets. The distinction between pure rocky planets, and planets with an envelope of water or gas was also clearly visible from density determinations.

Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia