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Kepler-62

The planetary system Kepler-62 hosts at least 5 planets.

  System parameters
Primary system name Kepler-62
Alternative system names KIC-9002278, KOI-701
Right ascension 18 52 51
Declination +45 20 59
Distance [parsec] 368edit
Distance [lightyears] 1200
Number of stars in system 1
Number of planets in system 5

ImageImage

 

Artist's impression of Kepler-62 e. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle

ArchitectureArchitecture of the system

This list shows all planetary and stellar components in the system. It gives a quick overview of the hierarchical architecture.

  •  Kepler-62, stellar object
    •  Kepler-62 b, planet, semi-major axis: 0.0553 AU
      •  Kepler-62 c, planet, semi-major axis: 0.0929 AU
        •  Kepler-62 d, planet, semi-major axis: 0.1200 AU
          •  Kepler-62 e, planet, semi-major axis: 0.427 AU
            •  Kepler-62 f, planet, semi-major axis: 0.718 AU

            PlanetsPlanets in the system

            This table lists all planets in the system Kepler-62.

              Kepler-62 b Kepler-62 c Kepler-62 d Kepler-62 e Kepler-62 f
            Alternative planet names KIC 9002278 b, KOI-701.02, KOI-701 b KIC 9002278 c, KOI-701.05, KOI-701 c KIC 9002278 d, KOI-701.01, KOI-701 d KIC 9002278 e, KOI-701.03, KOI-701 e KIC 9002278 f, KOI-701.04, KOI-701 f
            Description The Kepler-62 system has five planets. Two of them orbit in the habitable zone. Only the size, not the mass of planets in this system is known. Kepler-62 could be the Holy Grail of exoplanetology: a system with a rocky or water planet in the habitable zone.edit The Kepler-62 system has five planets. Two of them orbit in the habitable zone. Only the size, not the mass of planets in this system is known. Kepler-62 could be the Holy Grail of exoplanetology: a system with a rocky or water planet in the habitable zone.edit The Kepler-62 system has five planets. Two of them orbit in the habitable zone. Only the size, not the mass of planets in this system is known. Kepler-62 could be the Holy Grail of exoplanetology: a system with a rocky or water planet in the habitable zone.edit The Kepler-62 system has five planets. Two of them orbit in the habitable zone. Kepler-62 e is one of them. Only the size, not the mass of planets in this system is known. Kepler-62 could be the Holy Grail of exoplanetology: a system with a rocky or water planet in the habitable zone.edit The Kepler-62 system has five planets. Two of them orbit in the habitable zone. Kepler-62 f is one of them. Only the size, not the mass of planets in this system is known. Kepler-62 could be the Holy Grail of exoplanetology: a system with a rocky or water planet in the habitable zone.edit
            Lists Confirmed planets
            Mass [Mjup] N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
            Mass [Mearth] N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
            Radius [Rjup] 0.1194edit 0.0492edit 0.1777edit 0.1467edit 0.1285edit
            Radius [Rearth] 1.310 0.540 1.950 1.610 1.410
            Orbital period [days] 5.71edit 12.44edit 18.16edit 122.4edit 267edit
            Semi-major axis [AU] 0.0553edit 0.0929edit 0.1200edit 0.427edit 0.718edit
            Eccentricity N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
            Equilibrium temperature [K] 750edit 578edit 510edit 270edit 208edit
            Discovery method transit
            Discovery year 2013
            Last updated [yy/mm/dd] 13/04/18

            starStars in the system

            This table lists all stars in the system Kepler-62.

              Kepler-62
            Alternative star names KIC 9002278, KOI-701, 2MASS J18525105+4520595, GPM 283.213142+45.350276
            Mass [MSun] 0.690edit
            Radius [RSun] 0.630edit
            Age [Gyr] 7.00edit
            Metallicity [Fe/H] -0.370edit
            Temperature [K] 4925edit
            Spectral type K2V
            Visual magnitude 13.80edit

            Planet sizes

            The following plot shows the approximate sizes of the planets in this system The Solar System planets are shown as a comparison. Note that unless the radius has been determined through a transit observation, this is only an approximation (see Lissauer et al. 2011b).

            PlutoMercuryMarsVenusEarthNeptuneUranusSaturnJupiterKepler-62 bKepler-62 cKepler-62 dKepler-62 eKepler-62 f

            Habitable zone

            The following plot shows the approximate location of the planets in this system with respect to the habitable zone (green) and the size of the star (red). This is only an estimate, using the star's spectral type and mass. Note that if no green band is shown in the plot, then the planet's orbit is far outside the habitable zone. The equations of Selsis, Kasting et al are used to draw the inner and outer boundaries.

            Habitable zoneKepler-62 bKepler-62 cKepler-62 dKepler-62 eKepler-62 f

            referencesScientific references and contributors

            Links to scientific papers and other data sources

            history http://www.sciencemag.org/content/340/6130/262.full
            history http://cdsads.u-strasbg.fr/abs/2003yCat.2246....0C
            history http://arxiv.org/abs/1304.6002
            history http://arxiv.org/abs/1304.7387
            history http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2013/04/17/science.1234702.full.pdf

            This table lists all links which are relevant to this particular system. Note that this is just a summary. More references to the scientific publications and comments can be found in the commit messages. To see these, head over the github or click here to directly go to the git blame output of this system. In the left column of the output you can see the commit message corresponding to each parameter. It also lists the date of the last commit and the person making the changes. Within the commit message, you will find a link to the scientific publication where the data is taken from. Note that this is a new feature and not all system parameters might have a reference associated with it yet. Please help making this catalogue better and contribute data or references!

            Open Exoplanet Catalogue contributors

            Contributor E-mail Number of commits
            Andrew Tribick ajtribick(at)googlemail.com 1
            Hanno Rein hanno(at)hanno-rein.de 7
            Marc-Antoine ma.martinod(at)free.fr 1
            Ryan Varley ryanjvarley(at)gmail.com 5

            This table lists all people who have contributed to the Open Exoplanet Catalogue. Please consider contributing! Click here to find out how. You can also view all commits contributing to this file on github.

            xmlData download

            You can download the xml file corresponding to this planetary system, which is part of the Open Exoplanet Catalogue. All information on this page has been directly generated from this XML file. You can also download the entire catalogue over at github. If you prefer to download the dataset as an ASCII tables, you might find the oec_tables repository usefule.

            correctionsCorrections

            If you spot an error or if you can contribute additional data to this entry, please send an e-mail to exoplanet@hanno-rein.de. Please include the corrected xml file and a reference to where the new data is coming from, ideally a scientific paper. If you are fluent with git and github, you can also create a pull request or open an issue on the Open Exoplanet Catalogue repository. Please include the reference to the relevant scientific paper in your commit message.