A Nearby M Star with Three Transiting Super-Earths Discovered by K2

@article{Crossfield2015ANM,
  title={A Nearby M Star with Three Transiting Super-Earths Discovered by K2},
  author={Ian J. M. Crossfield and Erik A. Petigura and Joshua E. Schlieder and Andrew W. Howard and Benjamin J. Fulton and Kimberly M. Aller and David R. Ciardi and S{\'e}bastien L{\'e}pine and Thomas Barclay and Imke de Pater and Katherine de Kleer and Elisa V. Quintana and Jessie L. Christiansen and Edward F. Schlafly and Lisa Kaltenegger and Justin R. Crepp and Th. Henning and Christian Obermeier and Niall R. Deacon and Lauren M. Weiss and Howard T. Isaacson and Brad M S Hansen and Michael C. Liu and Tom Greene and Steve B. Howell and Travis S. Barman and Christoph Mordasini},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={804},
  pages={10}
}
Small, cool planets represent the typical end-products of planetary formation. Studying the architectures of these systems, measuring planet masses and radii, and observing these planets’ atmospheres during transit directly informs theories of planet assembly, migration, and evolution. Here we report the discovery of three small planets orbiting a bright (Ks = 8:6 mag) M0 dwarf using data collected as part of K2, the new ecliptic survey using the re-purposed Kepler spacecraft. Stellar… 

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