A circumbinary planet is a planet that orbits two stars instead of one. Because of the short orbits of some binary stars, the only way for planets to form is by forming outside the orbit of the two stars.
- 1 Observations and discoveries
- 2 System characteristics
- 3 List of circumbinary planets
- 4 Fiction
- 5 References
- 6 Further reading
Observations and discoveries
The first confirmed circumbinary extrasolar planet was found orbiting the system PSR B1620-26, which contains a millisecond pulsar and a white dwarf and is located in the globular cluster M4. The existence of the third body was first reported in 1993, and was suggested to be a planet based on 5 years of observational data. In 2003 the planet was characterised as being 2.5 times the mass of Jupiter in a low eccentricity orbit with a semimajor axis of 23 AU.
The first circumbinary extrasolar planet around a main sequence star was found in 2005 in the system HD 202206: a Jupiter-size planet orbiting a system composed of a Sun-like star and a brown dwarf.
Announced in 2008, the eclipsing binary system HW Virginis, comprising a subdwarf B star and a red dwarf, was found to also host a planetary system. The inner and outer planets have masses at least 8.47 and 19.23 times that of Jupiter respectively, and have orbital periods of 9 and 16 years. The outer planet is sufficiently massive that it may be considered to be a brown dwarf under some definitions of the term, but the discoverers argue that the orbital configuration implies it formed like a planet from a circumbinary disc. Both planets may have accreted additional mass when the primary star lost material during its red giant phase.
On 15 September 2011, astronomers announced the first partial-eclipse-based discovery of a circumbinary planet. The planet, called Kepler-16b, is about 200 light years from Earth, in the constellation Cygnus, and is believed to be a frozen world of rock and gas, about the mass of Saturn. It orbits two stars that are also circling each other, one about two-thirds the size of our sun, the other about a fifth the size of our sun. Each orbit of the stars by the planet takes 229 days, while the planet orbits the system's center of mass every 225 days; the stars eclipse each other every three weeks or so. Scientists made the finding through NASA's Kepler spacecraft, which launched in 2009 and has been a driving force in the recent explosion in the discovery of distant planets.
A new planet, called Kepler-1647b, was announced on June 13, 2016. It was discovered using the Kepler telescope. The planet is a gas giant, similar in size to Jupiter, which makes it the largest circumbinary planet ever discovered. It is located in the stars' habitable zone, and it orbits the star system in 1107 days, which makes it the longest period of any confirmed transiting exoplanet so far.
Claims of a planet discovered via microlensing, orbiting the close binary pair MACHO-1997-BLG-41, were announced in 1999. The planet was said to be in a wide orbit around the two red dwarf companions, but the claims were later retracted, as it turned out the detection could be better explained by the orbital motion of the binary stars themselves.
Several attempts have been made to detect planets around the eclipsing binary system CM Draconis, itself part of the triple system GJ 630.1. The eclipsing binary has been surveyed for transiting planets, but no conclusive detections were made and eventually the existence of all the candidate planets was ruled out. More recently, efforts have been made to detect variations in the timing of the eclipses of the stars caused by the reflex motion associated with an orbiting planet, but at present no discovery has been confirmed. The orbit of the binary stars is eccentric, which is unexpected for such a close binary as tidal forces ought to have circularised the orbit. This may indicate the presence of a massive planet or brown dwarf in orbit around the pair whose gravitational effects maintain the eccentricity of the binary.
Circumbinary discs that may indicate processes of planet formation have been found around several stars, and are in fact common around binaries with separations less than 3 AU. One notable example is in the HD 98800 system, which comprises two pairs of binary stars separated by around 34 AU. The binary subsystem HD 98800 B, which consists of two stars of 0.70 and 0.58 solar masses in a highly eccentric orbit with semimajor axis 0.983 AU, is surrounded by a complex dust disc that is being warped by the gravitational effects of the mutually-inclined and eccentric stellar orbits. The other binary subsystem, HD 98800 A, is not associated with significant amounts of dust.
There is a wide range of stellar configurations for which circumbinary planets can exist. Primary star masses range from 0.69 to 1.53 solar masses (Kepler-16 A & PH1 Aa), star mass ratios from 1.03 to 3.76 (Kepler-34 & PH1), and binary eccentricity from 0.023 to 0.521 (Kepler-47 & Kepler-34). The distribution of planet eccentricities, range from nearly circular e=0.007 to a significant e=0.182 (Kepler-16 & Kepler-34). No orbital resonances with the binary have been found.
The binary stars Kepler-34 A and B have a highly eccentric orbit (e=0.521) around each other and their interaction with the planet is strong enough that a deviation from Kepler's laws is noticeable after just one orbit.
All Kepler circumbinary planets that were known as of August 2013 orbit their stars very close to the plane of the binary (in a prograde direction) which suggests a single-disk formation. However, not all circumbinary planets are co-planar with the binary: Kepler-413b is tilted 2.5 degrees which may be due to the gravitational influence of other planets or a third star.
Axial tilt precession
Simulations show that it is likely that all of the circumbinary planets known prior to a 2014 study migrated significantly from their formation location with the possible exception of Kepler-47(AB)c.
Semi-major axes close to critical radius
The minimum stable star to circumbinary planet separation is about 2-4 times the binary star separation, or orbital period about 3-8 times the binary period. The innermost planets in all the Kepler circumbinary systems have been found orbiting close to this radius. The planets have semi-major axes that lie between 1.09 and 1.46 times this critical radius. The reason could be that migration might become inefficient near the critical radius, leaving planets just outside this radius.
Absence of planets around shorter period binaries
Most Kepler eclipsing binaries have periods less than 1 day but the shortest period of a Kepler eclipsing binary hosting a planet is 7.4 days (Kepler-47). The short-period binaries are unlikely to have formed in such a tight orbit and their lack of planets may be related to the mechanism that removed angular momentum allowing the stars to orbit so closely.
Planet size limit
As of June 2016 all but one of the confirmed Kepler circumbinary planets are smaller than Jupiter. This cannot be a selection effect because larger planets are easier to detect. Simulations had predicted this would be the case.
All the Kepler circumbinary planets are either close to or actually in the habitable zone. None of them are terrestrial planets, but large moons of such planets could be habitable. Because of the stellar binarity, the insolation received by the planet will likely be time-varying in a way quite unlike the regular sunlight Earth receives.
List of circumbinary planets
Confirmed circumbinary planets
|Discovered||Discovery method||NASA Exoplanet
|1||PSR B1620-26||b||2 ± 1||23||~ 24,820||||1993 ||Pulsar timing||July 2003|
|2||HD 202206||c||2.179||2.4832||1397.445 ± 19.056||||2005 ||Radial velocity||September 2005|
|3||DP Leonis||b||6.05 ± 0.47||8.19 ± 0.39||10,220 ± 730||||2010 ||Eclipsing binary timing||January 2010|
|4||NN Serpentis||c||6.91 ± 0.54||5.38 ± 0.20||5,657.50 ± 164.25||||2010 ||Eclipsing binary timing||October 2010|
|5||NN Serpentis||b||2.28 ± 0.38||3.39 ± 0.10||2,828.75 ± 127.75||||2010 ||Eclipsing binary timing||October 2010|
|6||Kepler-16||b||0.333 ± 0.016||0.7048 ± 0.0011||||2011 ||Transit||September 2011|
|7||Kepler-34||b||0.220 ± 0.0011||1.0896 ± 0.0009||||2012 ||Transit||January 2012|
|8||Kepler-35||b||0.127 ± 0.02||0.603 ± 0.001||||2012 ||Transit||January 2012|
|9||NY Virginis||b||2.85||3.457||3073.3||||2012 ||Eclipsing binary timing||February 2012|
|10||RR Caeli||b||4.2 ± 0.4||5.3 ± 0.6||4,343.5 ± 36.5||||2012 ||Eclipsing binary timing||May 2012|
|11||Kepler-38||b||< 0.384||0.4644 ± 0.0082||||2012 ||Transit||October 2012|
|12||Kepler-47||b||0.027 ± 0.005||0.2956 ± 0.0047||||2012 ||Transit||September 2012|
|13||Kepler-47||c||0.07 ± 0.061||0.989 ± 0.016||||2012 ||Transit||September 2012|
|14||PH1||b||< 0.532||0.634 ± 0.011||||2013 ||Transit||May 2013|
|15||ROXs 42B||b||9 ± 3||140 ± 10||unknown||||2014 ||Imaging||January 2014|
|16||HD 106906||b||11 ± 2||650||unknown||||2014 [A]||Imaging||January 2014|
|17||Kepler-413||b||||2014 ||Transit||March 2014|
|18||Kepler-453||b||0.0006 ± 0.0503||0.7903 ± 0.0028||240.503 ± 0.053||||2014 ||Transit||September 2014|
|19||Kepler-1647||b||1.52 ± 0.65||2.7205 ± 0.0070||1107.5923 ± 0.0227||||2016||Transit||not published yet|
A Planet was discovered in 2014, but the binarity of the host star was discovered in 2016.
Unconfirmed or doubtful
|DT Virginis||c||8.5 ± 2.5||1168||33081†||2010||Imaging|
|FW Tauri||b||10 ± 4||330||2013||Imaging|
† Orbital period measurement might be in years and not days (not properly referenced).
A pair of planets around HD 202206 or a circumbinary planet?
HD 202206 is a Sun-like star orbited by two objects, one of 17 Mj and one of 2.4 Mj. The classification of HD 202206 b as a brown dwarf or "superplanet" is currently unclear. The two objects could have both formed in a protoplanetary disk with the inner one becoming a superplanet, or the outer planet could have formed in a circumbinary disk. A dynamical analysis of the system further shows a 5:1 mean motion resonance between the planet and the brown dwarf. These observations raise the question of how this system was formed, but numerical simulations show that a planet formed in a circumbinary disk can migrate inward until it is captured in resonance.
Circumbinary planets are common in many science fiction stories:
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