A closely packed system of low-mass, low-density planets transiting Kepler-11

@article{Lissauer2011ACP,
  title={A closely packed system of low-mass, low-density planets transiting Kepler-11},
  author={J. Lissauer and D. Fabrycky and E. Ford and W. Borucki and F. Fressin and G. Marcy and J. Orosz and J. Rowe and G. Torres and W. Welsh and N. Batalha and S. Bryson and L. Buchhave and D. Caldwell and J. A. Carter and D. Charbonneau and J. Christiansen and W. Cochran and J. D{\'e}sert and E. Dunham and M. Fanelli and J. Fortney and T. Gautier and J. Geary and R. Gilliland and M. R. Haas and J. R. Hall and M. Holman and D. Koch and D. Latham and E. Lopez and S. McCauliff and N. Miller and R. C. Morehead and E. Quintana and D. Ragozzine and D. Sasselov and D. Short and J. Steffen},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2011},
  volume={470},
  pages={53-58}
}
When an extrasolar planet passes in front of (transits) its star, its radius can be measured from the decrease in starlight and its orbital period from the time between transits. Multiple planets transiting the same star reveal much more: period ratios determine stability and dynamics, mutual gravitational interactions reflect planet masses and orbital shapes, and the fraction of transiting planets observed as multiples has implications for the planarity of planetary systems. But few stars have… Expand
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