Search for Nearby Earth Analogs .III. Detection of 10 New Planets, 3 Planet Candidates, and Confirmation of 3 Planets around 11 Nearby M Dwarfs

  title={Search for Nearby Earth Analogs .III. Detection of 10 New Planets, 3 Planet Candidates, and Confirmation of 3 Planets around 11 Nearby M Dwarfs},
  author={Fabo Feng and Stephen A. Shectman and Matthew S. Clement and Steven S. Vogt and Mikko Tuomi and Johanna K. Teske and Jennifer A. Burt and Jeffrey D. Crane and Bradford P. Holden and Sharon Xuesong Wang and Ian B. Thompson and Mat{\'i}as R. D{\'i}az and R. Paul Butler},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series},
Earth-sized planets in the habitable zones of M dwarfs are good candidates for the study of habitability and detection of biosignatures. To search for these planets, we analyze all available radial velocity data and apply four signal detection criteria to select the optimal candidates. We find 10 strong candidates satisfying these criteria and three weak candidates showing inconsistency over time due to data samplings. We also confirm three previous planet candidates and improve their orbital… 

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