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A first comparison of Kepler planet candidates in single and multiple systems

Authors
  • Eric B, Ford
  • Thomas N Iii, Gautier
  • Ronald L, Gilliland
  • Matthew J, Holman
  • Steve B, Howell
  • Khadeejah A, Ibrahim
  • Howard, Isaacson
  • Jon M, Jenkins
  • David G, Koch
  • Jack J, Lissauer
  • Geoffrey W, Marcy
  • Elisa Quintana
  • Darin, Ragozzine
  • Dimitar, Sasselov
  • Avi, Shporer
  • Jason H, Steffen
  • William F, Welsh
  • Bill, Wohler
  • David W, Latham
  • Jason Rowe
  • And 13 more
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Astrophysical Journal Letters
Publication Date
Apr 14, 2011
Volume
732
Issue
2
Pages
24–24
Source
SETI Institute
License
Unknown

Abstract

In this Letter, we present an overview of the rich population of systems with multiple candidate transiting planets found in the first four months of Kepler data. The census of multiples includes 115 targets that show two candidate planets, 45 with three, eight with four, and one each with five and six, for a total of 170 systems with 408 candidates. When compared to the 827 systems with only one candidate, the multiples account for 17% of the total number of systems, and one-third of all the planet candidates. We compare the ...

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