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An Earth-Sized Planet in the Habitable Zone of a Cool Star

Overview of attention for article published in Science, April 2014
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Title
An Earth-Sized Planet in the Habitable Zone of a Cool Star
Published in
Science, April 2014
DOI 10.1126/science.1249403
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Authors

Elisa V. Quintana, Thomas Barclay, Sean N. Raymond, Jason F. Rowe, Emeline Bolmont, Douglas A. Caldwell, Steve B. Howell, Stephen R. Kane, Daniel Huber, Justin R. Crepp, Jack J. Lissauer, David R. Ciardi, Jeffrey L. Coughlin, Mark E. Everett, Christopher E. Henze, Elliott Horch, Howard Isaacson, Eric B. Ford, Fred C. Adams, Martin Still, Roger C. Hunter, Billy Quarles, Franck Selsis

Abstract

The quest for Earth-like planets is a major focus of current exoplanet research. Although planets that are Earth-sized and smaller have been detected, these planets reside in orbits that are too close to their host star to allow liquid water on their surfaces. We present the detection of Kepler-186f, a 1.11 ± 0.14 Earth-radius planet that is the outermost of five planets, all roughly Earth-sized, that transit a 0.47 ± 0.05 solar-radius star. The intensity and spectrum of the star's radiation place Kepler-186f in the stellar habitable zone, implying that if Kepler-186f has an Earth-like atmosphere and water at its surface, then some of this water is likely to be in liquid form.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 2%
France 3 1%
Switzerland 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Singapore 1 <1%
Unknown 194 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 47 22%
Researcher 37 18%
Student > Bachelor 36 17%
Student > Master 21 10%
Other 13 6%
Other 34 16%
Unknown 21 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Physics and Astronomy 100 48%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 28 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 18 9%
Chemistry 11 5%
Social Sciences 7 3%
Other 21 10%
Unknown 24 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1260. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 March 2022.
All research outputs
#7,638
of 21,399,109 outputs
Outputs from Science
#451
of 76,358 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#27
of 205,162 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#4
of 869 outputs
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