Super-Earth and Sub-Neptune Exoplanets: a First Look from the MEarth Project
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CitationBerta, Zachory Kaczmarczyk. 2013. Super-Earth and Sub-Neptune Exoplanets: a First Look from the MEarth Project. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University.
AbstractExoplanets 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 of the closest and smallest main-sequence stars. This thesis uses the first planet discovered with MEarth, the warm 2.7 Earth radius exoplanet GJ1214b, to explore the possibilities that planets transiting M dwarfs provide.
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