DISCOVERY AND VALIDATION OF Kepler-452b: A 1.6 R⨁ SUPER EARTH EXOPLANET IN THE HABITABLE ZONE OF A G2 STAR

@article{Jenkins2015DISCOVERYAV,
  title={DISCOVERY AND VALIDATION OF Kepler-452b: A 1.6 R⨁ SUPER EARTH EXOPLANET IN THE HABITABLE ZONE OF A G2 STAR},
  author={Jon M. Jenkins and Joseph D. Twicken and Natalie M. Batalha and Douglas A. Caldwell and William D. Cochran and Michael Endl and David W. Latham and Gilbert A. Esquerdo and Shawn E. Seader and Allyson Bieryla and Erik A. Petigura and David R. Ciardi and Geoffrey W. Marcy and Howard T. Isaacson and Daniel Huber and Jason F. Rowe and Guillermo Torres and Stephen T. Bryson and Lars A. Buchhave and Iv{\'a}n Ram{\'i}rez and Angie Wolfgang and Jie Li and Jennifer Campbell and Peter Tenenbaum and Dwight T. Sanderfer and Christopher E. Henze and Joseph H. Catanzarite and Ronald L. Gilliland and William J. Borucki},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={150}
}
We report on the discovery and validation of Kepler-452b, a transiting planet identified by a search through the 4 years of data collected by NASA’s Kepler Mission. This possibly rocky 1.63 − 0.20 + 0.23 ?> R ⨁ ?> planet orbits its G2 host star every 384.843 − 0.012 + 0.007 ?> days, the longest orbital period for a small ( R P < 2 ?> R ⨁ ?> ) transiting exoplanet to date. The likelihood that this planet has a rocky composition lies between 49% and 62%. The star has an effective temperature of… 

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