STELLAR ACTIVITY MIMICS A HABITABLE-ZONE PLANET AROUND KAPTEYN’S STAR

@article{Robertson2015STELLARAM,
  title={STELLAR ACTIVITY MIMICS A HABITABLE-ZONE PLANET AROUND KAPTEYN’S STAR},
  author={Paul Robertson and Arpita Roy and Suvrath Mahadevan Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and Pennsylvania State University and Center for ExoplanetsHabitable Worlds and The Penn State Astrobiology Research Center},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  year={2015},
  volume={805}
}
Kapteyn’s star is an old M subdwarf believed to be a member of the Galactic halo population of stars. A recent study has claimed the existence of two super-Earth planets around the star based on radial velocity (RV) observations. The innermost of these candidate planets—Kapteyn b (P = 48 days)—resides within the circumstellar habitable zone (HZ). Given recent progress in understanding the impact of stellar activity in detecting planetary signals, we have analyzed the observed HARPS data for… 
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