A sub-Mercury-sized exoplanet

@article{Barclay2013ASE,
  title={A sub-Mercury-sized exoplanet},
  author={T. Barclay and J. Rowe and J. Lissauer and D. Huber and F. Fressin and S. Howell and S. Bryson and W. Chaplin and J. D'esert and E. Lopez and G. Marcy and F. Mullally and D. Ragozzine and G. Torres and E. Adams and E. Agol and D. Barrado and S. Basu and T. Bedding and L. A. Buchhave and D. Charbonneau and J. Christiansen and J. Christensen-Dalsgaard and D. Ciardi and W. Cochran and A. Dupree and Y. Elsworth and M. Everett and D. Fischer and E. Ford and J. Fortney and J. Geary and M. Haas and R. Handberg and S. Hekker and C. Henze and E. Horch and A. Howard and R. Hunter and H. Isaacson and J. Jenkins and C. Karoff and S. Kawaler and H. Kjeldsen and T. Klaus and D. Latham and J. Li and J. Lillo-box and M. Lund and M. Lundkvist and T. Metcalfe and A. Miglio and R. Morris and E. Quintana and D. Stello and J. C. Smith and M. Still and S. Thompson},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2013},
  volume={494},
  pages={452-454}
}
  • T. Barclay, J. Rowe, +55 authors S. Thompson
  • Published 2013
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Since the discovery of the first exoplanets, it has been known that other planetary systems can look quite unlike our own. Until fairly recently, we have been able to probe only the upper range of the planet size distribution, and, since last year, to detect planets that are the size of Earth or somewhat smaller. Hitherto, no planets have been found that are smaller than those we see in the Solar System. Here we report a planet significantly smaller than Mercury. This tiny planet is the… CONTINUE READING
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