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A sub-Mercury-sized exoplanet

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  • T. Barclay, NASA Ames Research Center
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  • J.F. Rowe, NASA Ames Research Center
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  • J.J. Lissauer, NASA Ames Research Center
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  • D. Huber, NASA Ames Research Center
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  • F. Fressin, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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  • S.B. Howell, NASA Ames Research Center
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  • S.T. Bryson, NASA Ames Research Center
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  • W.J. Chaplin, University of Birmingham
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  • J.-M. Désert, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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  • E.D. Lopez, University of California
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  • G.W. Marcy, UC Berkeley
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  • F. Mullally, NASA Ames Research Center
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  • D. Ragozzine, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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  • G. Torres, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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  • E.R. Adams, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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  • E. Agol, University of Washington
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  • D. Barrado, Centro de Astrobiología
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  • Samik Basu, Institut for Matematiske Fag, Danmark
  • T.R. Bedding, University of Sydney
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  • L.A. Buchhave, Københavns Universitet
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  • D. Charbonneau, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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  • J.L. Christiansen, NASA Ames Research Center, Danmark
  • Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard
  • D. Ciardi, California Institute of Technology
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  • W.D. Cochran, University of Texas at Austin
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  • A.K. Dupree, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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  • Y. Elsworth, University of Birmingham
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  • M. Everett, National Optical Astronomy Observatory
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  • D.A. Fischer, Yale University
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  • E.B. Ford, 211 Bryant Space Sciences Center
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  • J.J. Fortney, University of California
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  • J.C. Geary, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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  • M.R. Haas, NASA Ames Research Center
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  • R. Handberg
  • S. Hekker, University of Birmingham
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  • C.E. Henze, NASA Ames Research Center
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  • E. Horch, Southern Connecticut State University
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  • A.W. Howard, University of Hawaii, Danmark
  • R.C. Hunter, NASA Ames Research Center
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  • H. Isaacson, UC Berkeley
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  • J.M. Jenkins, NASA Ames Research Center
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  • C. Karoff
  • S.D. Kawaler, Iowa State University
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  • H. Kjeldsen
  • T.C. Klaus, Orbital Sciences Corporation/NASA Ames Research Center
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  • D.W. Latham, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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  • J. Li, NASA Ames Research Center
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  • J. Lillo-Box, ESAC Campus
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  • M.N. Lund
  • M. Lundkvist
  • T.S. Metcalfe
  • A. Miglio, University of Birmingham
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  • R.L. Morris, NASA Ames Research Center
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  • E.V. Quintana, NASA Ames Research Center
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  • D. Stello, University of Sydney
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  • J.C. Smith, NASA Ames Research Center
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  • M. Still, NASA Ames Research Center
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  • S.E. Thompson, NASA Ames Research Center
Since the discovery of the first exoplanets, it has been known that other planetary systems can look quite unlike our own. Until fairly recently, we have been able to probe only the upper range of the planet size distribution, and, since last year, to detect planets that are the size of Earth or somewhat smaller. Hitherto, no planets have been found that are smaller than those we see in the Solar System. Here we report a planet significantly smaller than Mercury. This tiny planet is the innermost of three that orbit the Sun-like host star, which we have designated Kepler-37. Owing to its extremely small size, similar to that of the Moon, and highly irradiated surface, the planet, Kepler-37b, is probably rocky with no atmosphere or water, similar to Mercury.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftNature
Vol/bind494
Nummer7438
Sider (fra-til)452-454
Antal sider3
ISSN0028-0836
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 28 feb. 2013

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