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Kepler-16: A Transiting Circumbinary Planet

We report the detection of a planet whose orbit surrounds a pair of low-mass stars. Data from the Kepler spacecraft reveal transits of the planet across both stars, in addition to the mutual eclipses of the stars, giving precise constraints on the absolute dimensions of all three bodies. The... Full description

1st Person: Doyle, Laurance R.
Additional Persons: Carter, Joshua A.; Fabrycky, Daniel C.; Slawson, Robert W.; Howell, Steve B.; Winn, Joshua N.; Orosz, Jerome A.; Prsa, Andrej; Welsh, William F.; Quinn, Samuel N.; Latham, David; Torres, Guillermo; Buchhave, Lars A.; Marcy, Geoffrey W.; Fortney, Jonathan J.; Shporer, Avi; Ford, Eric B.; Lissauer, Jack J.; Ragozzine, Darin; Rucker, Michael; Batalha, Natalie; Jenkins, Jon M.; Borucki, William J.; Koch, David; Middour, Christopher K.; Hall, Jennifer R.; McCauliff, Sean; Fanelli, Michael N.; Quintana, Elisa V.; Holman, Matthew J.; Caldwell, Douglas A.; Still, Martin; Stefanik, Robert P.; Brown, Warren R.; Esquerdo, Gilbert A.; Tang, Sumin; Furesz, Gabor; Geary, John C.; Berlind, Perry; Calkins, Michael L.; Short, Donald R.; Steffen, Jason H.; Sasselov, Dimitar; Dunham, Edward W.; Cochran, William D.; Boss, Alan; Haas, Michael R.; Buzasi, Derek; Fischer, Debra
Source: in Science Vol. 333, No. 6049 (2011), p. 1602-1606
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Type of Publication: Article
Language: English
Published: 2011
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