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2019AJ....158..227G - Astron. J., 158, 227-227 (2019/December-0)

Giant planet occurrence within 0.2 au of low-luminosity red giant branch stars with K2.


Abstract (from CDS):

Every Sun-like star will eventually evolve into a red giant, a transition which can profoundly affect the evolution of a surrounding planetary system. The timescale of dynamical planet evolution and orbital decay has important implications for planetary habitability, as well as post-main-sequence star and planet interaction, evolution, and internal structure. Here, we investigate these effects by estimating planet occurrence around 2476 low-luminosity red giant branch (LLRGB) stars observed by the NASA K2 mission. We measure stellar masses and radii using asteroseismology, with median random uncertainties of 3.7% in mass and 2.2% in radius. We compare this planet population to the known population of planets around dwarf Sun-like stars, accounting for detection efficiency differences between the stellar populations. We find that 0.49% ± 0.28% of LLRGB stars host planets larger than Jupiter with orbital periods less than 10 days, tentatively higher than main-sequence stars hosting similar planets (0.15% ± 0.06%). Our results suggest that the effects of stellar evolution on the occurrence of close-in planets larger than Jupiter are not significant until stars have begun ascending substantially up the red giant branch (>=5-6 R).

Abstract Copyright: © 2019. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.

Journal keyword(s): planetary systems - planet-star interactions - planets and satellites: detection - planets and satellites: dynamical evolution and stability - stars: fundamental parameters - stars: oscillations

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/AJ/158/227): table1.dat>

Simbad objects: 2477

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