Three Red Suns in the Sky: A Transiting, Terrestrial Planet in a Triple M Dwarf System at 6.9 Parsecs

@article{Winters2019ThreeRS,
  title={Three Red Suns in the Sky: A Transiting, Terrestrial Planet in a Triple M Dwarf System at 6.9 Parsecs},
  author={J. Winters and A. Medina and J. Irwin and D. Charbonneau and N. Astudillo-Defru and E. Horch and J. Eastman and E. Vrijmoet and T. Henry and Hannah Diamond-Lowe and E. Winston and X. Bonfils and G. Ricker and R. Vanderspek and D. Latham and S. Seager and J. Winn and J. Jenkins and S. Udry and D. Twicken and J. Teske and P. Tenenbaum and F. Pepe and F. Murgas and P. Muirhead and J. Mink and C. Lovis and A. Levine and S. L'epine and W. Jao and C. Henze and G. Fur'esz and T. Forveille and P. Figueira and G. Esquerdo and C. Dressing and R. D'iaz and X. Delfosse and C. Burke and F. Bouchy and P. Berlind and J. Almenara},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  year={2019}
}
We present the discovery from TESS data of LTT 1445Ab. At a distance of 6.9 parsecs, it is the second nearest transiting exoplanet system found to date, and the closest one known for which the primary is an M dwarf. The host stellar system consists of three mid-to-late M dwarfs in a hierarchical configuration, which are blended in one TESS pixel. We use data from MEarth and results from the SPOC DV report to determine that the planet transits the primary star in the system. The planet has a… Expand
8 Citations
The First Habitable Zone Earth-sized Planet from TESS. I: Validation of the TOI-700 System
  • 21
  • PDF
Identifying Atmospheres on Rocky Exoplanets Through Inferred High Albedo
  • 10
  • PDF
Identifying Candidate Atmospheres on Rocky M dwarf Planets via Eclipse Photometry
  • 14
  • PDF
Utilizing Small Telescopes Operated by Citizen Scientists for Transiting Exoplanet Follow-up
  • 12
  • Highly Influenced
  • PDF

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 90 REFERENCES
Two massive rocky planets transiting a K-dwarf 6.5 parsecs away
  • 31
  • PDF
A temperate rocky super-Earth transiting a nearby cool star
  • 176
  • PDF
A rocky planet transiting a nearby low-mass star
  • 132
  • PDF
The Solar Neighborhood XLV. The Stellar Multiplicity Rate of M Dwarfs Within 25 pc
  • 31
  • PDF
...
1
2
3
4
5
...