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={I. Crossfield and E. Petigura and J. Schlieder and A. Howard and B. Fulton and K. Aller and D. Ciardi and S. L'epine and T. Barclay and I. Pater and K. D. Kleer and E. Quintana and J. Christiansen and E. Schlafly and L. Kaltenegger and J. Crepp and T. Henning and C. Obermeier and N. Deacon and L. Weiss and H. Isaacson and B. Hansen and M. Liu and T. Greene and S. Howell and T. Barman and C. Mordasini},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={804},
  pages={10}
}
  • I. Crossfield, E. Petigura, +24 authors C. Mordasini
  • Published 2015
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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