Where is KELT-5?

You may notice that in the list of planets discovered by KELT, the discoveries are numbered sequentially, with almost no gaps in numbering.  That is partly due to our policy of not assigning a KELT planet number until the target is fully confirmed, and we have verified that it was not previously discovered. 

However, you may notice that there is one gap in the sequence: where is KELT-5?

The is a fascinating story, which we hope to provide to the community some time in 2019.  In short, KELT-5 is a star that we are mostly certain does in fact host a transiting planet, but for a number of reasons has been nearly impossible to definitively confirm.  We are now in the process of writing up the work we have done on this system, and will release all our observations to the community in a paper describing KELT-5 as a likely planet discovery.

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New 'hot Jupiter' with short orbital period discovered

Jul 12

(Phys.org)—An international team of astronomers reports the discovery of a new "hot Jupiter" exoplanet with a short orbital period of just three and a half days. The newly detected giant planet, designated KELT-20b, circles a rapidly rotating star known as HD 185603 (or KELT-20). The finding was presented in a paper published July 5 on arXiv.org.

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Mysterious Stellar Eclipse Point To A Giant Ringed Gas Planet Surrounded By A Ring Of Dust

Jun 07

Scientists have discovered a giant ringed gas planet which is likely caused by a mysterious stellar eclipse. The planet has 50 times mass of Jupiter and it is surrounded by a ring of dust. According to researchers from the University of Warwick, this planet is hurtling around a star more than 1000 light years away from Earth.

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New 'hellish,' hot planet rivals most stars

Jun 06

Researchers recently discovered a strange, scorching-hot planet that is only slightly cooler than our sun.

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Major KELT-South Planet discovery

Apr 13

KELT-11b is the latest discovery from KELT-South. It is extraordinarily inflated, with a mass one fifth that of Jupiter but a size almost 40% larger, so the bulkdensity is below 0.1 grams per cc.

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