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Exoplanet Comparison CoRoT-5 b.png
Size comparison of COROT-5b with Jupiter.
Discovered byCOROT mission
Discovery siteEarth orbit
Discovery date2008
Transit method
Orbital characteristics
0.0495 AU (7,410,000 km)
4.03789[1] d
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
1.388[1] RJ
Mass0.467[1] MJ
Mean density
0.217 kg/m3 (0.366 lb/cu yd)[1]

COROT-5b (previously named COROT-Exo-5b)[2] is an extrasolar planet orbiting the F type star COROT-5. It was first reported by the COROT mission team in 2008 using a transit method.[3] This planet has been confirmed by a Doppler follow-up study.[4]

Properties and location[edit]

This planetary object is reported to be about half the mass but slightly larger than the planet Jupiter[5] at 0.467(+0.047, -0.024) M_Jup.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e Rauer, H; et al. (2009). "Transiting exoplanets from the CoRoT space mission. VII. The ``hot-Jupiter-type planet CoRoT-5b". Astronomy and Astrophysics. 506: 281–286. arXiv:0909.3397. Bibcode:2009A&A...506..281R. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/200911902.
  2. ^ Schneider, J. (2009-03-10). "Change in CoRoT planets names". Exoplanets (Mailing list). Archived from the original on 2010-01-18. Retrieved 2009-03-19.
  3. ^ Baglin; Auvergne, Michel; Barge, Pierre; Deleuil, Magali; Michel, Eric; et al. (2008). "CoRoT: Description of the Mission and Early Results". Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union. 4: 71–81. doi:10.1017/S1743921308026252.
  4. ^ Bouchy, F.; Moutou, C.; Queloz, D.; the CoRoT Exoplanet Science Team (February 2009). "Radial velocity follow-up for confirmation and characterization of transiting exoplanets". arXiv:0902.3520 [astro-ph.EP].
  5. ^ H. Rauer, M. Fridlund (2009). "CoRoT's exoplanet harvest" (PDF). First CoRoT International Symposium. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2009-07-08.

External links[edit]

Media related to COROT-5b at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: Sky map 06h 45m 07s, +00° 48′ 55″