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Stellar Diameters and Temperatures. II. Main-sequence K- and M-stars
We present interferometric angular diameter measurements of 21 low-mass, K- and M-dwarfs made with the CHARA Array. This sample is enhanced by adding a collection of radius measurements published in
The WASP project and the superWASP cameras
ABSTRACT The SuperWASP cameras are wide‐field imaging systems at the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands, and at the Sutherland Station of the
The NASA exoplanet archive: data and tools for exoplanet research
ABSTRACT.We describe the contents and functionality of the NASA Exoplanet Archive, a database and toolset funded by NASA to support astronomers in the exoplanet community. The current content of the
One or more bound planets per Milky Way star from microlensing observations
It is concluded that stars are orbited by planets as a rule, rather than the exception, and that of stars host Jupiter-mass planets 0.5–10 au (Sun–Earth distance) from their stars.
Discovery of a cool planet of 5.5 Earth masses through gravitational microlensing
The detection of a cool, sub-Neptune-mass planets may be more common than gas giant planets, as predicted by the core accretion theory, and is suggested to name OGLE-2005-BLG-390Lb, indicating a planetary mass companion to the lens star of the microlensing event.
WASP-1b and WASP-2b: Two new transiting exoplanets detected with SuperWASP and SOPHIE
Using the newly commissioned radial-velocity spectrograph SOPHIE at the Observatoire de Haute-Provence, it is found that WasP-1b and WASP-2b exhibit reflex orbital radial-VELocity variations with amplitudes characteristic of planetary-mass companions and in-phase with the photometric orbits.
The Revised TESS Input Catalog and Candidate Target List
We describe the catalogs assembled and the algorithms used to populate the revised TESS Input Catalog (TIC), based on the incorporation of the Gaia second data release. We also describe a revised
A map of the large day–night temperature gradient of a super-Earth exoplanet
A longitudinal thermal brightness map of the nearby transiting super-Earth 55 Cancri e is reported revealing highly asymmetric dayside thermal emission and a strong day–night temperature contrast, consistent with either an optically thick atmosphere with heat recirculation confined to the planetary dayside, or a planet devoid of atmosphere with low-viscosity magma flows at the surface.
Solar hard x-ray microflares
Using balloon-borne instrumentation of very high sensitivity, we have detected approx.25 hard x-ray bursts with peak fluxes of above 7 x 10/sup -3/ (cm/sup 2/ s keV)/sup -1/ at 20 keV, in 141 minutes
An Earth-Sized Planet in the Habitable Zone of a Cool Star
The detection of Kepler-186f, a 1.11 ± 0.14 Earth-radius planet that is the outermost of five planets, all roughly Earth-sized, that transit a 0.47 ±0.05 solar-radius star, implying that if Kepler- 186f has an Earth-like atmosphere and water at its surface, then some of this water is likely to be in liquid form.