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Characteristics of planetary candidates observed by Kepler, II: Analysis of the first four months of data
On 2011 February 1 the Kepler mission released data for 156,453 stars observed from the beginning of the science observations on 2009 May 2 through September 16. There are 1235 planetary candidatesExpand
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PLANETARY CANDIDATES OBSERVED BY KEPLER. III. ANALYSIS OF THE FIRST 16 MONTHS OF DATA
New transiting planet candidates are identified in 16 months (2009 May-2010 September) of data from the Kepler spacecraft. Nearly 5000 periodic transit-like signals are vetted against astrophysicalExpand
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The Stability of Multi-Planet Systems
A system of two small planets orbiting the Sun on low-eccentricity, low-inclination orbits is stable with respect to close encounters if the initial semi-major axis difference, Δ, measured in mutualExpand
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Giant Planet Formation by Gravitational Instability
The recent discoveries of extrasolar giant planets, coupled with refined models of the compositions of Jupiter and Saturn, prompt a reexamination of theories of giant planet formation. An alternativeExpand
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Protostars and Planets
In recent years, astronomers have begun to discover an increasing number of planets orbiting stars outside our solar system. The characteristics and origins of these planetary bodies are the subjectExpand
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IDENTIFYING THE YOUNG LOW-MASS STARS WITHIN 25 pc. II. DISTANCES, KINEMATICS, AND GROUP MEMBERSHIP*
We have conducted a kinematic study of 165 young M dwarfs with ages of 300?Myr. Our sample is composed of stars and brown dwarfs with spectral types ranging from K7 to L0, detected by ROSAT and withExpand
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Evolution of the Solar Nebula. IV. Giant Gaseous Protoplanet Formation
The discovery of the first extrasolar planets, with masses in the range of ~0.5 MJup (MJup = Jupiter mass) to ~3 MJup, demands a reevaluation of theoretical mechanisms for giant planet formation.Expand
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Kepler-47: A Transiting Circumbinary Multiplanet System
A Pair of Planets Around a Pair of Stars Most of the planets we know about orbit a single star; however, most of the stars in our galaxy are not single. Based on data from the Kepler space telescope,Expand
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Distance and Kinematics of the TW Hydrae Association from Parallaxes
From common proper motion and signatures of youth, researchers have identified about 30 members of a putative TW Hydrae Association. Only four of these had parallactic distances from Hipparcos. WeExpand
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