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={T. Barclay and C. Burke and S. Howell and J. Rowe and D. Huber and H. Isaacson and J. Jenkins and R. Kolbl and G. Marcy and E. Quintana and M. Still and J. Twicken and S. Bryson and W. Borucki and D. Caldwell and D. Ciardi and B. Clarke and J. Christiansen and J. Coughlin and D. Fischer and J. Li and M. R. Haas and R. Hunter and J. Lissauer and F. Mullally and A. Sabale and S. Seader and Jeffrey C. Smith and P. 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… Expand

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