The Mass-Radius(-Rotation?) Relation for Low-Mass Stars

  title={The Mass-Radius(-Rotation?) Relation for Low-Mass Stars},
  author={Adam L. Kraus and Roy A. Tucker and Michael Thompson and Eric R. Craine and L. A. Hillenbrand},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
The fundamental properties of low-mass stars are not as well understood as those of their more massive counterparts. The best method for constraining these properties, especially masses and radii, is to study eclipsing binary systems, but only a small number of late-type (≥M0) systems have been identified and well characterized to date. We present the discovery and characterization of six new M dwarf eclipsing binary systems. The 12 stars in these eclipsing systems have masses spanning 0.38-0… Expand
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