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THE CANADA-FRANCE HIGH-z QUASAR SURVEY: NINE NEW QUASARS AND THE LUMINOSITY FUNCTION AT REDSHIFT 6
We present discovery imaging and spectroscopy for nine new z ∼ 6 quasars found in the Canada–France High-z Quasar Survey (CFHQS) bringing the total number of CFHQS quasars to 19. By combining theExpand
A super-Earth transiting a nearby low-mass star
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Observations of the transiting planet GJ’1214b are reported, finding that the planetary mass and radius are consistent with a composition of primarily water enshrouded by a hydrogen–helium envelope that is only 0.05% of the mass of the planet. Expand
The HARPS search for southern extra-solar planets - XXXI. The M-dwarf sample
Searching for planets around stars with different masses helps us to assess the outcome of planetary formation for different initial conditions. The low-mass M dwarfs are also the most frequent starsExpand
The HARPS search for southern extra-solar planets: XVIII. An Earth-mass planet in the GJ 581 planetary system
The GJ 581 planetary system was already known to harbour three planets, including two presumably rocky planets which straddle its habitable zone. We report here the detection of an additional planetExpand
The HARPS search for southern extra-solar planets. XI. Super-Earths (5 and 8 M{⊕}) in a 3-planet system
This Letter reports on the detection of two super-Earth planets in the Gl 581 system, which is already known to harbour a hot Neptune. One of the planets has a mass of 5 M⊕ and resides at the “warm”Expand
Four Quasars above Redshift 6 Discovered by the Canada-France High-z Quasar Survey
The Canada-France High-z Quasar Survey (CFHQS) is an optical survey designed to locate quasars during the epoch of reionization. In this paper we present the discovery of the first four CFHQS quasarsExpand
WIRCam: the infrared wide-field camera for the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope
WIRCam (Wide-field InfraRed Camera) is a near-infrared (0.9-2.4 microns) camera developed for the prime focus of the Canada France Hawaii Telescope (CFHT), a 3.6-m telescope located on Mauna Kea,Expand
The HARPS search for southern extra-solar planets - VI. A Neptune-mass planet around the nearby M dwarf Gl 581
We report the discovery of a Neptune-mass planet around Gl 581 (M3V, M = 0.31 ), based on precise Doppler measurements with the HARPS spectrograph at La Silla Observatory. The radial velocitiesExpand
The surprising magnetic topology of τ Sco: fossil remnant or dynamo output?
We report the discovery of a medium-strength (~0.5 kG) magnetic field on the young, massive star ? Sco (B0.2V), which becomes the third-hottest magnetic star known. Circularly polarized ZeemanExpand
Metallicity of M dwarfs - I. A photometric calibration and the impact on the mass-luminosity relation at the bottom of the main sequence
We obtained high resolution ELODIE and CORALIE spectra for both components of 20 wide visual binaries composed of an F-, G- or K-dwarf primary and an M-dwarf secondary. We analyse the well-understoodExpand
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