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2023AJ....166...94M - Astron. J., 166, 94 (2023/September-0)

exoMMR: A New Python Package to Confirm and Characterize Mean Motion Resonances.


Abstract (from CDS):

The study of orbital resonances allows for the constraint of planetary properties of compact systems. We can predict a system's resonances by observing the orbital periods of the planets, as planets in or near mean motion resonance (MMR) have period ratios that reduce to a ratio of small numbers. However, a period ratio near commensurability does not guarantee a resonance; we must study the system's dynamics and resonant angles to confirm resonance. Because resonances require in-depth study to confirm, and because two-body resonances require a measurement of the eccentricity vector which is quite challenging, very few resonant pairs or chains have been confirmed. We thus remain in the era of small-number statistics, not yet able to perform large population synthesis or informatics studies. To address this problem, we build a python package to find, confirm, and analyze MMRs, primarily through N-body simulations. We then analyze all near-resonant planets in the Kepler/K2 and TESS catalogs, confirming over 60 new resonant pairs and various new resonant chains. We additionally demonstrate the package's functionality and potential by characterizing the mass-eccentricity degeneracy of Kepler-80g, exploring the likelihood of an exterior giant planet in Kepler-80, and constraining the masses of planets in Kepler-305. We find that our methods overestimate the libration amplitudes of the resonant angles and struggle to confirm resonances in systems with more than three planets. We identify various systems that are likely resonant chains but that we are unable to confirm, and highlight next steps for exoplanetary resonances.

Abstract Copyright: © 2023. The Author(s). Published by the American Astronomical Society.

Journal keyword(s): Exoplanet dynamics - Exoplanet migration - Exoplanet structure

Status at CDS : Large table(s) of objects being ingested in VizieR.

Simbad objects: 105

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