A SUPER-EARTH TRANSITING A NAKED-EYE STAR

@article{Winn2011AST,
  title={A SUPER-EARTH TRANSITING A NAKED-EYE STAR},
  author={Joshua N. Winn and Jaymie M. Matthews and Rebekah I. Dawson and Daniel C. Fabrycky and Matthew J. Holman and Thomas Kallinger and Rainer Kuschnig and Dimitar D. Sasselov and Diana Dragomir and David B. Guenther and Anthony F. J. Moffat and Jason F. Rowe and Slavek M. Rucinski and Werner W. Weiss},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  year={2011},
  volume={737}
}
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 & 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+0.051− 0.029 M☉ and 0.943 ± 0.010 R☉, the planet's mass, radius, and mean… 

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