KEPLER'S FIRST ROCKY PLANET: KEPLER-10b*

@article{Batalha2011KEPLERSFR,
  title={KEPLER'S FIRST ROCKY PLANET: KEPLER-10b*},
  author={N. Batalha and W. Borucki and S. Bryson and L. Buchhave and D. Caldwell and J. Christensen-Dalsgaard and D. Ciardi and E. Dunham and F. Fressin and T. Gautier and R. Gilliland and M. R. Haas and S. Howell and J. Jenkins and H. Kjeldsen and D. Koch and D. Latham and J. Lissauer and G. Marcy and J. Rowe and D. Sasselov and S. Seager and J. Steffen and G. Torres and G. Basri and T. Brown and D. Charbonneau and J. Christiansen and B. Clarke and W. Cochran and A. Dupree and D. Fabrycky and D. Fischer and E. Ford and J. Fortney and F. Girouard and M. Holman and J. Johnson and H. Isaacson and T. Klaus and P. Mach{\'a}lek and Althea V. Moorehead and R. C. Morehead and D. Ragozzine and P. Tenenbaum and J. Twicken and S. Quinn and J. VanCleve and L. Walkowicz and W. Welsh and E. Devore and A. H. S. G. S. University and Nasa Ames Research Center and H. F. Astrophysics and S. Institute and A. University and Nasa Exoplanet Science InstituteCaltech and L. Observatory and Jet Propulsion LaboratoryCaltech and Space Telescope Sceince Institute and National Optical Astronomy Observatory and U. California and Berkeley and M. I. O. Technology and F. C. F. P. Astrophysics and Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope and U. Texas and Austin and Y. University and U. Florida and Gainesville and Santa Cruz and Orbital Sciences Corp. and C. I. O. Technology. and San Diego State University and L. H. O. Science and High Altitude Observatory},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={729},
  pages={27}
}
NASA's Kepler Mission uses transit photometry to determine the frequency of Earth-size planets in or near the habitable zone of Sun-like stars. The mission reached a milestone toward meeting that goal: the discovery of its first rocky planet, Kepler-10b. Two distinct sets of transit events were detected: (1) a 152 ± 4 ppm dimming lasting 1.811 ± 0.024 hr with ephemeris T [BJD] = 2454964.57375^(+0.00060)_(–0.00082) + N * 0.837495^(+0.000004)_(–0.000005) days and (2) a 376 ± 9 ppm dimming lasting… Expand

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