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Low-Mass Eclipsing Binaries from Kepler: Reaching the Natural Rotation Rates of M and K Dwarfs

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SETI Institute
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Abstract

An outstanding problem in stellar astrophysics is that the radii of low-mass, main- sequence stars in eclipsing binary systems are consistently 10-15% larger than predicted by stellar models. This inflation is hypothesized to be primarily due to enhanced magnetic activity as a result of their binarity, and thus artificially enhanced rotation rates. Thus, such an effect should diminish with increasing period, but only a small number of low-mass eclipsing binary systems are known in general, fewer are well-studied with precise light and radial- ...

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