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Author Smith, AMS.; Acton, JS.; Anderson, DR.; Armstrong, DJ.; Bayliss, D.; Belardi, C.; Bouchy, F.; Brahm, R.; Briegal, JT.; Bryant, EM.; Burleigh, MR.; Cabrera, J.; Chaushev, A.; Cooke, BF.; Costes, JC.; Csizmadia, S.; Eigmuller, P.; Erikson, A.; Gill, S.; Gillen, E.; Goad, MR.; Gunther, MN.; Henderson, BA.; Hogan, A.; Jordan, A.; Lendl, M.; McCormac, J.; Moyano, M.; Nielsen, LD.; Rauer, H.; Raynard, L.; Tilbrook, RH.; Turner, O.; Udry, S.; Vines, JI.; Watson, CA.; West, RG.; Wheatley, PJ. doi  openurl
  Title NGTS-14Ab: a Neptune-sized transiting planet in the desert Type
  Year 2021 Publication Astronomy & Astrophysics Abbreviated Journal Astron. Astrophys.  
  Volume 646 Issue Pages A183  
  Keywords planetary systems; planets and satellites: detection; planets and satellites: individual: NGTS-14Ab; binaries: general  
  Abstract Context. The sub-Jovian, or Neptunian, desert is a previously identified region of parameter space where there is a relative dearth of intermediate-mass planets with short orbital periods.Aims. We present the discovery of a new transiting planetary system within the Neptunian desert, NGTS-14.Methods. Transits of NGTS-14Ab were discovered in photometry from the Next Generation Transit Survey (NGTS). Follow-up transit photometry was conducted from several ground-based facilities, as well as extracted from TESS full-frame images. We combine radial velocities from the HARPS spectrograph with the photometry in a global analysis to determine the system parameters.Results. NGTS-14Ab has a radius that is about 30 per cent larger than that of Neptune (0.444 +/- 0.030 R-Jup) and is around 70 per cent more massive than Neptune (0.092 +/- 0.012 M-Jup). It transits the main-sequence K1 star, NGTS-14A, with a period of 3.54 days, just far away enough to have maintained at least some of its primordial atmosphere. We have also identified a possible long-period stellar mass companion to the system, NGTS-14B, and we investigate the binarity of exoplanet host stars inside and outside the Neptunian desert using Gaia.  
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  Notes WOS:000624671800002 Approved  
  Call Number UAI @ alexi.delcanto @ Serial 1352  
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