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Similarity of multi-planetary systems

Jon F. Otegi; François Bouchy; Ravit Helled

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  "publisher": "Zenodo", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.5561371", 
  "author": [
      "family": "Jon F. Otegi"
      "family": "Fran\u00e7ois Bouchy"
      "family": "Ravit Helled"
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
  "abstract": "<p>Previous studies using Kepler data suggest that planets orbiting the same star tend to have similar sizes. However, due to the faintness of the stars, only a few of the planets were also detected with radial velocity follow-ups, and therefore the planetary masses were mostly unknown. It therefore yet to be determined whether planetary systems indeed behave as &quot;peas in a pod&quot;.&nbsp;<br>\n&nbsp;Follow-up programs of TESS targets significantly increased the number of confirmed planets with mass measurements, allowing for a more detailed statistical analysis of multi-planet systems. In this work we explore the similarity in radii, masses, densities, and period ratios of planets within planetary systems.&nbsp;<br>\n&nbsp;We &nbsp;show that planets in the same system that are similar in radii could be rather different in mass and vice versa. Nevertheless, planets are somewhat &nbsp;similar in mass up to masses of ~100Me and radii of ~10Re. We find that in general, the planetary radii of a given planetary system are more similar than the masses. &nbsp;We conclude that other quantities like the density may be crucial to fully understand the nature of planetary systems and that, due to the diversity of planets within a planetary system, increasing the number of detected systems is crucial for understanding the exoplanetary demographics.&nbsp;</p>", 
  "title": "Similarity of multi-planetary systems", 
  "type": "graphic", 
  "id": "5561371"
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