The HARPS search for southern extra-solar planets , XXVI. Two giant planets around M0 dwarfs

  title={The HARPS search for southern extra-solar planets , XXVI. Two giant planets around M0 dwarfs},
  author={Thierry Forveille and Xavier Bonfils and Gaspare Lo Curto and Xavier Delfosse and St{\'e}phane Udry and François Bouchy and Christophe Lovis and Michel Mayor and Claire Moutou and Dominique Naef and Francesco A. Pepe and Christian Perrier and Didier Queloz and Nuno C. Santos},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
Fewer giants planets are found around M dwarfs than around more massive stars, and this dependence of planetary characteristics on the mass of the central star is an important observational diagnostic of planetary formation theories. In part to improve on those statistics, we are monitoring the radial velocities of nearby M dwarfs with the HARPS spectrograph on the ESO 3.6 m telescope. We present here the detection of giant planets around two nearby M0 dwarfs: planets, with minimum masses of… Expand

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