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A ~7.5 M⊕ Planet Orbiting the Nearby Star, GJ 876*
High-precision, high-cadence radial velocity monitoring over the past 8 yr at the W. M. Keck Observatory reveals evidence for a third planet orbiting the nearby (4.69 pc) dM4 star GJ 876. TheExpand
A Neptune-Mass Planet Orbiting the Nearby M Dwarf GJ 436
We report precise Doppler measurements of GJ 436 (M2.5 V) obtained at Keck Observatory. The velocities reveal a planetary companion with orbital period of 2.644 days, eccentricity of 0.12 (consistentExpand
Photoevaporation of Circumstellar Disks Due to External Far-Ultraviolet Radiation in Stellar Aggregates
When stars form within small groups (with N* ? 100-500 members), their circumstellar disks are exposed to relatively little extreme-ultraviolet (EUV; h? > 13.6 eV) radiation but a great deal ofExpand
The minimum-mass extrasolar nebula: in situ formation of close-in super-Earths
Close-in super-Earths, with radii R = 2-5 R_Earth and orbital periods P < 100 days, orbit more than half, and perhaps nearly all Sun-like stars in the universe. We use this omnipresent population toExpand
Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS ) will search for planets transiting bright and nearby stars. TESS has been selected by NASA for launch in 2017 as an Astrophysics Explorer mission.Expand
A physically-motivated photometric calibration of M dwarf metallicity
The location of M dwarfs in the (V - K s ) - M Ks color-magnitude diagram (CMD) has been shown to correlate with metallicity. We demonstrate that previous empirical photometric calibrations of MExpand
Spitzer Transit and Secondary Eclipse Photometry of GJ 436b
We report the results of infrared (8 μm) transit and secondary eclipse photometry of the hot Neptune exoplanet, GJ 436b using Spitzer. The nearly photon-limited precision of these data allows us toExpand
The N2K Consortium. II. A Transiting Hot Saturn around HD 149026 with a Large Dense Core
Doppler measurements from Subaru and Keck have revealed radial velocity variations in the V = 8.15, G0 IV star HD 149026 consistent with a Saturn-mass planet in a 2.8766 day orbit. PhotometricExpand
Five Planets Orbiting 55 Cancri
Wereport18yearsof Dopplershiftmeasurementsof anearbystar,55Cancri,thatexhibitsstrongevidenceforfive orbiting planets. The four previously reported planets are strongly confirmed here. Afifth planetExpand
On the Radii of Extrasolar Giant Planets
We have computed evolutionary models for extrasolar planets that range in mass from 0.1MJ to 3.0MJ and that range in equilibrium temperature from 113 to 2000 K. We present four sequences of models,Expand