PH2 b

Date of the discovery: 19 September 2013

Short Description: PH2 b is a Jupiter-sized planet in the habitable zone around its sun-like host star. While it is not possible for life to exist on PH2 b, a moon around this planet could host life if it has the right conditions. The data was released with 42 other planet candidates at a time when only a small number of planets were known.

Volunteer(s): Volunteers of the Planet Hunters website, Kian J. Jek, Abe J. Hoekstra, Thomas Lee Jacobs, Daryll LaCourse, Hans Martin Schwengeler, Mike Chopin, and Rafal Herszkowicz

Researchers in the discovery paper: Ji Wang, Debra A. Fischer, Thomas Barclay, Tabetha S. Boyajian, Justin R. Crepp, Megan E. Schwamb, Chris Lintott, Kian J. Jek, Arfon M. Smith, Michael Parrish, Kevin Schawinski, Joseph R. Schmitt, Matthew J. Giguere, John M. Brewer, Stuart Lynn, Robert Simpson, Abe J. Hoekstra, Thomas Lee Jacobs, Daryll LaCourse, Hans Martin Schwengeler, Mike Chopin, and Rafal Herszkowicz

Link to paper in ADS: https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013ApJ…776…10W/abstract

SIMBAD page: http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-basic?Ident=PH2+b&submit=SIMBAD+search

Telescopes involved: Kepler Space Telescope, Keck II, Keck HIRES

Figure 5 of the paper; Phase-folded light curve of PH2 b

transit

Other pages:

wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kepler-86

Press Release: https://blog.planethunters.org/2013/01/07/a-newly-confirmed-planet-and-42-additional-planet-candidates/

Project websites: https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/nora-dot-eisner/planet-hunters-tess

Credit for the header image: H. Giguere, M. Giguere/Yale University

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