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    • Constraints on Planet Occurrence Around Nearby Mid-to-Late M Dwarfs From the Mearth Project 

      Berta, Zachory; Irwin, Jonathan; Charbonneau, David (IOP Publishing, 2013)
      The MEarth Project is a ground-based photometric survey intended to find planets transiting the closest and smallest main-sequence stars. In its first four years, MEarth discovered one transiting exoplanet, the 2.7 R⊕ ...
    • Super-Earth and Sub-Neptune Exoplanets: a First Look from the MEarth Project 

      Berta, Zachory Kaczmarczyk (2013-10-08)
      Exoplanets that transit nearby M dwarfs allow us to measure the sizes, masses, and atmospheric properties of distant worlds. Between 2008 and 2013, we searched for such planets with the MEarth Project, a photometric survey ...
    • A Super-Earth Transiting a Nearby Low-Mass Star 

      Charbonneau, David; Berta, Zachory Kaczmarczyk; Irwin, Jonathan M; Burke, Christopher J.; Nutzman, Philip Andrew; Buchhave, Lars A.; Lovis, Christophe; Bonfils, Xavier; Latham, David W.; Udry, Stéphane; Murray-Clay, Ruth Ann; Holman, Matthew J.; Falco, Emilio E.; Winn, Joshua N.; Queloz, Didier; Pepe, Francesco; Mayor, Michel; Delfosse, Xavier; Forveille, Thierry (Nature Publishing Group, 2009)
      A decade ago, the detection of the first transiting extrasolar planet provided a direct constraint on its composition and opened the door to spectroscopic investigations of extrasolar planetary atmospheres. Because such ...
    • Transit detection in the MEarth survey of nearby M dwarfs: bridging the clean-first search-later divide 

      Berta, Zachory; Irwin, Jonathan; Charbonneau, David; Burke, Christopher J.; Falco, Emilio E. (IOP Publishing, 2012)
      In the effort to characterize the masses, radii, and atmospheres of potentially habitable exoplanets, there is an urgent need to find examples of such planets transiting nearby M dwarfs. The MEarth Project is an ongoing ...