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Architecture and Dynamics of Kepler's Candidate Multiple Transiting Planet Systems
About one-third of the ~1200 transiting planet candidates detected in the first four months of Kepler data are members of multiple candidate systems. There are 115 target stars with two candidateExpand
A closely packed system of low-mass, low-density planets transiting Kepler-11
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Kepler spacecraft observations of a single Sun-like star are reported that reveal six transiting planets, five with orbital periods between 10 and 47 days and a sixth planet with a longer period, among the smallest for which mass and size have both been measured. Expand
Kepler-16: A Transiting Circumbinary Planet
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The detection of a planet whose orbit surrounds a pair of low-mass stars, comparable to Saturn in mass and size and on a nearly circular 229-day orbit around its two parent stars, suggests that the planet formed within a circumbinary disk. Expand
Transiting circumbinary planets Kepler-34 b and Kepler-35 b
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The observed rate of circumbinary planets in this sample implies that more than ∼1% of close binary stars have giant planets in nearly coplanar orbits, yielding a Galactic population of at least several million. Expand
Masses, Radii, and Orbits of Small Kepler Planets: The Transition From Gaseous to Rocky Planets
We report on the masses, sizes, and orbits of the planets orbiting 22 Kepler stars. There are 49 planet candidates around these stars, including 42 detected through transits and 7 revealed by preciseExpand
Kepler-47: A Transiting Circumbinary Multiplanet System
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The detection of Kepler-47 establishes that close binary stars can host complete planetary systems, and reveals two small planets orbiting a pair of two low-mass stars. Expand
Kepler-36: A Pair of Planets with Neighboring Orbits and Dissimilar Densities
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Another violation of the orbit-composition pattern is reported: two planets orbiting the same star with orbital distances differing by only 10% and densities differing by a factor of 8, likely a rocky “super-Earth,” whereas the other is more akin to Neptune. Expand
VALIDATION OF KEPLER'S MULTIPLE PLANET CANDIDATES. III. LIGHT CURVE ANALYSIS AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF HUNDREDS OF NEW MULTI-PLANET SYSTEMS
The Kepler mission has discovered more than 2500 exoplanet candidates in the first two years of spacecraft data, with approximately 40% of those in candidate multi-planet systems. The high rate ofExpand
Characterizing the Cool KOIs. III. KOI 961: A Small Star with Large Proper Motion and Three Small Planets
We present the characterization of the star KOI 961, an M dwarf with transit signals indicative of three short-period exoplanets, originally discovered by the Kepler Mission. We proceed by comparingExpand
The Neptune-sized Circumbinary Planet Kepler-38b
We discuss the discovery and characterization of the circumbinary planet Kepler-38b. The stellar binary is single-lined, with a period of 18.8 days, and consists of a moderately evolved main-sequenceExpand
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