A nearby transiting rocky exoplanet that is suitable for atmospheric investigation

@article{Trifonov2021ANT,
  title={A nearby transiting rocky exoplanet that is suitable for atmospheric investigation},
  author={Trifon Trifonov and Jos{\'e} A. Caballero and J. C. Morales and Andreas Seifahrt and Ignasi Ribas and Ansgar Reiners and Jacob L. Bean and Rafael Luque and Hannu Parviainen and Enric Pall{\'e} and Stephan Stock and Mathias Zechmeister and Pedro J. Amado and Guillem Anglada-Escud{\'e} and M. Azzaro and Thomas Barclay and V. J. S. B{\'e}jar and P. Bluhm and N. Casasayas-Barris and Carlos Cifuentes and Karen A. Collins and Kevin I. Collins and M. Cort{\'e}s-Contreras and Jerome P. de Leon and Stefan Dreizler and Courtney D. Dressing and Emma Esparza-Borges and N{\'e}stor Espinoza and Michael M. Fausnaugh and A. Fukui and A. P. Hatzes and Coel Hellier and Th. Henning and Christopher E. Henze and E. Herrero and S. V. Jeffers and Jon M. Jenkins and Eric L. N. Jensen and A. Kaminski and David H. Kasper and D. Kossakowski and Martin K{\"u}rster and Marina Lafarga and David W. Latham and Andrew W. Mann and Karan Molaverdikhani and David Montes and Benjamin T. Montet and Felipe Murgas and Norio Narita and Mahmoudreza Oshagh and V. M. Passegger and Don Pollacco and Samuel N. Quinn and Andreas Quirrenbach and George R. Ricker and C. Rodr{\'i}guez L{\'o}pez and Jorge Sanz-Forcada and Richard P. Schwarz and A. Schweitzer and Sara Seager and Avi Shporer and Monika Stangret and Julian St{\"u}rmer and T. G. Tan and Peter Tenenbaum and Joseph D. Twicken and Roland K. Vanderspek and Joshua N. Winn},
  journal={Science},
  year={2021},
  volume={371},
  pages={1038 - 1041}
}
A transiting rocky planet 8 parsecs away Most exoplanets have been detected using either the radial velocity (RV) method or the transit method, which provide only limited information on the planet's physical properties. In the rare cases in which both methods detect the same planet, the combination determines the planet's mass, radius, and density. Trifonov et al. identified a planet, Gliese 486 b, using both RV and transit data. The host star is a red dwarf only 8 parsecs away, making this one… 
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Solar System Planets and Exoplanets
  • J. Bevelacqua
  • Geology, Physics
    Solar System Planets and Exoplanets
  • 2021
Solar System planets have been studied for centuries, but the observation of exoplanets is only a few decades old. Consequently, knowledge of exoplanets is considerably more limited than Solar System

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