A Super-Earth Transiting a Naked-Eye Star

  • OSHUA N. W INN, J AYMIE M. M ATTHEWS, +10 authors W ERNER W. W EISS
  • Published 2011
We have detected transits of the innermost planet “e” orbiti ng 55 Cnc ( V = 6.0), based on two weeks of nearly continuous photometric monitoring with the MOSTspace telescope. The transits occur with the period (0.74 d) and phase that had been predicted by Dawson & Fabrycky, and wi th the expected duration and depth for the crossing of a Sun-like star by a… CONTINUE READING