| Exoplanetary Scratchpad|
It was discovered by the N2K Consortium, which is a collaboration between American, Chilean, and Japanese astronomers. It's super massive and small and dense. It is in the constellation Hercules. I'm going to pick Yamatotakeru and his sword Kusanagi, a mythical Japanese figure. This is one case where I wouldn't mind seeing a Japanese wrestler either (Jiyaiantobaba/Jumbotsuruta). There's also an interesting Celtic Hercules like figure Ogmios/Smertrios too.
HD 149026 System Web PagesEdit
HD 149026 System In the NewsEdit
Discovered with Dopplar Spectrometry (Jul 2004)Edit
Transit Detected, Found to Be Smallest Transiting Exoplanet (May 2005)Edit
Thermal Emissions Detected, Hottest Exoplanet (Jan 2005)Edit
Found to Have a Large Dense Core (Jul 2005)Edit
A Saturn sized planet with a large dense core is discovered, gives credance to the core-accretion theory.
Planet detected by Amateur Astronomers (Jul 2005)Edit
The day before the planet was announced, amateur astronomers detected its presense, becoming the third transiting planet detected by amateurs.
Interior Modelled (2006)Edit
Found to be Black As Coal and Hottest Exoplanet (May 2007)Edit
More Precise Radius Measured (2008)=Edit