A SUPER-EARTH-SIZED PLANET ORBITING IN OR NEAR THE HABITABLE ZONE AROUND A SUN-LIKE STAR

@article{Barclay2013ASP,
  title={A SUPER-EARTH-SIZED PLANET ORBITING IN OR NEAR THE HABITABLE ZONE AROUND A SUN-LIKE STAR},
  author={Thomas Barclay and Christopher J. Burke and Steve B. Howell and Jason F. Rowe and Daniel Huber and Howard T. Isaacson and Jon M. Jenkins and Rea Kolbl and Geoffrey W. Marcy and Elisa V. Quintana and Martin D. Still and Joseph D. Twicken and Stephen T. Bryson and William J. Borucki and Douglas A. Caldwell and David R. Ciardi and Bruce D. Clarke and Jessie L. Christiansen and Jeffrey L. Coughlin and Debra A. Fischer and J. Li and Michael R. Haas and Roger C. Hunter and Jack J. Lissauer and Fergal Robert Mullally and Anima Sabale and Shawn E. Seader and Jeffrey C. Smith and Peter Tenenbaum and Akm Kamal Uddin and S. Thompson},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={768},
  pages={101}
}
We present the discovery of a super-Earth-sized planet in or near the habitable zone of a Sun-like star. The host is Kepler-69, a 13.7 mag G4V-type star. We detect two periodic sets of transit signals in the 3-year flux time series of Kepler-69, obtained with the Kepler spacecraft. Using the very high precision Kepler photometry, and follow-up observations, our confidence that these signals represent planetary transits is >99.3%. The inner planet, Kepler-69b, has a radius of 2.24^(+0.44)_(-0.29… 

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