The first K2 multiplanet system

Ian Crossfield and collaborators posted a paper on arXiv earlier today announcing a system of three planets orbiting an M-dwarf star. These planets were found in data from Campaign 1 of the K2 Mission. This is a pretty spectacular effort given the data was only released three weeks ago! This announcement follows the detection of the first planet found by K2 by Andrew Vanderburg and team in December of 2014. Hopefully this is the first of many discoveries from Ian and collaborators.

Light curve of EPIC 201367065 taken from Crossfield et al. 2015. Transits from three planets can be seen.


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