K2-98b : A 32 M ⊕ NEPTUNE-SIZE PLANET in A 10 DAY ORBIT TRANSITING AN F8 STAR
Summary, in English
We report the discovery of K2-98b (EPIC 211391664b), a transiting Neptune-size planet monitored by the K2 mission during its Campaign 5. We combine the K2 time-series data with ground-based photometric and spectroscopic follow-up observations to confirm the planetary nature of the object and derive its mass, radius, and orbital parameters. K2-98b is a warm Neptune-like planet in a 10 day orbit around a V = 12.2 mag F-type star with M ∗ = 1.074 ±0.042 M o, R ∗ = R o, and age of . We derive a planetary mass and radius of M p = 32.2 ±8.1 M ⊕ and R p = R ⊕. K2-98b joins the relatively small group of Neptune-size planets whose mass and radius have been derived with a precision better than 25%. We estimate that the planet will be engulfed by its host star in ∼3 Gyr, due to the evolution of the latter toward the red giant branch.
- planets and satellites: detection
- planets and satellites: individual K2-98b (EPIC 211391664b)
- stars: fundamental parameters
- ISSN: 0004-6256