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    • An Earth-sized planet with an Earth-like density 

      Pepe, Francesco; Cameron, Andrew Collier; Latham, David Winslow; Molinari, Emilio; Udry, Stéphane; Bonomo, Aldo S.; Buchhave, Lars A.; Charbonneau, David; Cosentino, Rosario; Dressing, Courtney; Dumusque, Xavier; Figueira, Pedro; Fiorenzano, Aldo F. M.; Gettel, Sara; Harutyunyan, Avet; Haywood, Raphaelle D.; Horne, Keith; Lopez-Morales, Mercedes; Lovis, Christophe; Malavolta, Luca; Mayor, Michel; Micela, Giusi; Motalebi, Fatemeh; Nascimbeni, Valerio; Phillips, David F.; Piotto, Giampaolo; Pollacco, Don; Queloz, Didier; Rice, Ken; Sasselov, Dimitar D.; Ségransan, Damien; Sozzetti, Alessandro; Szentgyorgyi, Andrew H.; Watson, Christopher A. (Springer Nature, 2013)
      Recent analyses1–4 of data from the NASA Kepler spacecraft5 have established that planets with radii within 25 per cent of Earth’s (R⊕) are commonplace throughout the Galaxy, orbiting at least 16.5 per cent of Sun-like ...
    • The False Positive Rate of Kepler and the Occurrence of Planets 

      Fressin, François; Torres, Guillermo; Charbonneau, David; Bryson, Stephen T.; Christiansen, Jessie; Dressing, Courtney; Jenkins, Jon M.; Walkowicz, Lucianne M.; Batalha, Natalie M. (IOP Publishing, 2013)
      The Kepler mission is uniquely suited to study the frequencies of extrasolar planets. This goal requires knowledge of the incidence of false positives such as eclipsing binaries in the background of the targets, or physically ...
    • The HARPS-N Rocky Planet Search 

      Motalebi, F.; Udry, S.; Gillon, M.; Lovis, C.; Ségransan, D.; Buchhave, L. A.; Demory, B. O.; Malavolta, L.; Dressing, Courtney Danielle; Sasselov, Dimitar D.; Rice, K.; Charbonneau, David; Collier Cameron, A.; Latham, David Winslow; Molinari, E.; Pepe, F.; Affer, L.; Bonomo, A. S.; Cosentino, R.; Dumusque, X.; Figueira, P.; Fiorenzano, A. F. M.; Gettel, S.; Harutyunyan, A.; Haywood, Raphaelle D.; Johnson, John Asher; Lopez, E.; Lopez-Morales, Maria Mercedes; Mayor, M.; Micela, G.; Mortier, A.; Nascimbeni, V.; Philips, D.; Piotto, G.; Pollacco, D.; Queloz, D.; Sozzetti, A.; Vanderburg, A.; Watson, C. A. (EDP Sciences, 2015)
      We know now from radial velocity surveys and transit space missions that planets only a few times more massive than our Earth are frequent around solar-type stars. Fundamental questions about their formation history, ...
    • The Kepler-10 planetary system revisited by HARPS-N: A hot rocky world and a solid Neptune-mass planet. 

      Dumusque, Xavier; Bonomo, Aldo S.; Haywood, Raphaelle D.; Malavolta, Luca; Ségransan, Damien; Buchhave, Lars A.; Cameron, Andrew Collier; Latham, David Winslow; Molinari, Emilio; Pepe, Francesco; Udry, Stéphane; Charbonneau, David; Cosentino, Rosario; Dressing, Courtney; Figueira, Pedro; Fiorenzano, Aldo F. M.; Gettel, Sara; Harutyunyan, Avet; Horne, Keith; Lopez-Morales, Mercedes; Lovis, Christophe; Mayor, Michel; Micela, Giusi; Motalebi, Fatemeh; Nascimbeni, Valerio; Phillips, David F.; Piotto, Giampaolo; Pollacco, Don; Queloz, Didier; Rice, Ken; Sasselov, Dimitar D.; Sozzetti, Alessandro; Szentgyorgyi, Andrew H.; Watson, Chris (IOP Publishing, 2014)
      Kepler-10b was the first rocky planet detected by the Kepler satellite and confirmed with radial velocity follow-up observations from Keck-HIRES. The mass of the planet was measured with a precision of around 30%, which ...
    • The Mass of Kepler-93b and the Composition of Terrestrial Planets 

      Dressing, Courtney Danielle; Charbonneau, David; Dumusque, Xavier; Gettel, Sara; Pepe, Francesco; Collier Cameron, Andrew; Latham, David Winslow; Molinari, Emilio; Udry, Stéphane; Affer, Laura; Bonomo, Aldo S.; Buchhave, Lars A.; Cosentino, Rosario; Figueira, Pedro; Fiorenzano, Aldo F. M.; Harutyunyan, Avet; Haywood, Raphaelle D.; Johnson, John Asher; Lopez-Morales, Mercedes; Lovis, Christophe; Malavolta, Luca; Mayor, Michel; Micela, Giusi; Motalebi, Fatemeh; Nascimbeni, Valerio; Phillips, David F.; Piotto, Giampaolo; Pollacco, Don; Queloz, Didier; Rice, Ken; Sasselov, Dimitar D.; Ségransan, Damien; Sozzetti, Alessandro; Szentgyorgyi, Andrew H.; Watson, Chris (IOP Publishing, 2015)
      Kepler-93b is a 1.478 ± 0.019 R⊕ planet with a 4.7 day period around a bright (V = 10.2), astroseismically characterized host star with a mass of 0.911 ± 0.033 M and a radius of 0.919 ± 0.011 R. Based on 86 radial velocity ...
    • The Occurrence Rate of Small Planets Around Small Stars 

      Dressing, Courtney; Charbonneau, David (IOP Publishing, 2013)
      We use the optical and near-infrared photometry from the Kepler Input Catalog to provide improved estimates of the stellar characteristics of the smallest stars in the Kepler target list. We find 3897 dwarfs with temperatures ...
    • The Prevalence and Compositions of Small Planets 

      Dressing, Courtney Danielle (2015-05-14)
      This thesis describes three investigations of the galactic abundance and properties of small planets. First, I revised the properties of the smallest Kepler target stars and searched their light curves for transits using ...
    • Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite 

      Ricker, George R.; Winn, Joshua N.; Vanderspek, Roland; Latham, David Winslow; Bakos, Gáspár Á.; Bean, Jacob L.; Berta-Thompson, Zachory K.; Brown, Timothy M.; Buchhave, Lars; Butler, Nathaniel R.; Butler, R. Paul; Chaplin, William J.; Charbonneau, David; Christensen-Dalsgaard, Jørgen; Clampin, Mark; Deming, Drake; Doty, John; De Lee, Nathan; Dressing, Courtney Danielle; Dunham, Edward W.; Endl, Michael; Fressin, Francois; Ge, Jian; Henning, Thomas; Holman, Matthew J.; Howard, Andrew W.; Ida, Shigeru; Jenkins, Jon M.; Jernigan, Garrett; Johnson, John Asher; Kaltenegger, Lisa; Kawai, Nobuyuki; Kjeldsen, Hans; Laughlin, Gregory; Levine, Alan M.; Lin, Douglas; Lissauer, Jack J.; MacQueen, Phillip; Marcy, Geoffrey; McCullough, Peter R.; Morton, Timothy D.; Narita, Norio; Paegert, Martin; Palle, Enric; Pepe, Francesco; Pepper, Joshua; Quirrenbach, Andreas; Rinehart, Stephen A.; Sasselov, Dimitar D.; Sato, Bun’ei; Seager, Sara; Sozzetti, Alessandro; Stassun, Keivan G.; Sullivan, Peter; Szentgyorgyi, Andrew H.; Torres, Guillermo; Udry, Stephane; Villasenor, Joel (SPIE-Intl Soc Optical Eng, 2014)
      The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will search for planets transiting bright and nearby stars. TESS has been selected by NASA for launch in 2017 as an Astrophysics Explorer mission. The spacecraft will be ...