WASP-135b: a highly irradiated, inflated hot Jupiter orbiting a G5V star

Jessica J. Spake, David John Alexander Brown, Amanda P. Doyle, Guillaume Hébrard, James McCormac, David J. Armstrong, Don Pollacco, Yilen Gómez Maqueo Chew, David R. Anderson, Susana C. C. Barros, François Bouchy, Panayotis Boumis, Giovanni Bruno, Andrew Collier Cameron, Bastien Courcol, Guy R. Davies, Francesca Faedi, Coel Hellier, James Kirk, Kristine W. F. LamAlexios Liakos, Tom Louden, Pierre F. L. Maxted, Hugh P. Osborn, Enric Palle, Jorge Prieto Arranz, Stéphane Udry, Simon R. Walker, Richard G. West, Peter J. Wheatley

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We report the discovery of a new transiting planet from the WASP survey. WASP-135b is a hot Jupiter with a radius of 1.30 pm 0.09 Rjup, a mass of 1.90 pm 0.08 Mjup and an orbital period of 1.401 days. Its host is a Sun-like star, with a G5 spectral type and a mass and radius of 0.98 pm 0.06 Msun and 0.96 pm 0.05 Rsun respectively. The proximity of the planet to its host means that WASP-135b receives high levels of insolation, which may be the cause of its inflated radius. Additionally, we find weak evidence of a transfer of angular momentum from the planet to its star.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPublications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Issue number960
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2016


  • Extrasolar planets
  • Stars: individual: WASP-135
  • Techniques: radial velocity, photometry


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