A SUPER-EARTH TRANSITING A NAKED-EYE STAR*

@article{Winn2011AST,
  title={A SUPER-EARTH TRANSITING A NAKED-EYE STAR*},
  author={J. Winn and J. Matthews and R. Dawson and D. Fabrycky and M. Holman and T. Kallinger and R. Kuschnig and D. Sasselov and D. Dragomir and D. G{\"u}nther and A. Moffat and J. Rowe and S. Rucinski and W. Weiss},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={737}
}
  • J. Winn, J. Matthews, +11 authors W. Weiss
  • Published 2011
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • We have detected transits of the innermost planet 'e' orbiting 55 Cnc (V = 6.0), based on two weeks of nearly continuous photometric monitoring with the MOST space telescope. The transits occur with the period (0.74 days) and phase that had been predicted by Dawson and Fabrycky, and with the expected duration and depth for the crossing of a Sun-like star by a hot super-Earth. Assuming the star's mass and radius to be 0.963{sup +0.051}{sub -0.029} M{sub sun} and 0.943 {+-} 0.010 R{sub sun}, the… CONTINUE READING
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