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G. Ricker highlights the first paper from the K2 & TESS Synergy project led by @planetaryMma !

July 27, 2020
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Artist concept of planet K2-25 b

An Eccentric Hot Neptune

May 15, 2020

CfA astronomers Jonathan Irwin, David Charbonneau and Jennifer Winters were members of a team that probed the evolution of the hot Neptune K2-25, a transiting exoplanet with an orbital period of only 3.48 days, an estimated mass of roughly about seven Earth-masses, and a highly eccentric orbit (value of 0.27; its maximum distance from the star exceeds its minimum distance by about 70%). K2-25 has the advantage of being in a young stellar cluster whose age is well-constrained at about 650 million years. This young age tests whether there is time for the migration mechanism to work,...

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Habitable Zone Diagram

TOI-1338: TESS' First Transiting Circumbinary Planet

April 16, 2020

We report the detection of the first circumbinary planet found by TESS. The target, a known eclipsing binary, was observed in sectors 1 through 12 at 30-minute cadence and in sectors 4 through 12 at two-minute cadence.

AAS Press Release

The confirmation of TOI-700 d is an incredible addition to the legacy of one of the great @NASA observatories, @NASAspitzer !

January 6, 2020
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Artist conception of Kepler-186f, the first Earth-size exoplanet found in a star's "habitable zone."

The 2010s: Decade of the exoplanet

December 31, 2019

The last ten years will arguably be seen as the "decade of the exoplanet." That might seem like an obvious thing to say, given that the discovery of the first exoplanet was honored with a Nobel Prize this year. But that discovery happened back in 1995—so what made the 2010s so pivotal?

https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/12/the-2010s-decade-of-the-exoplanet/

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