At a mere 73 light-years away from Earth, a red dwarf named TOI-270 is surrounded by three small planets. Though it is not likely habitable, TOI-270 b is 1.25 times Earth’s size and completes its orbit in an incredible time of only 3.4 days. The largest of the three planets depicted in this painting has an orbit of 11.4 days. Though this places TOI-270 b in a habitable temperature range, the exoplanet has a hot surface due to its thick atmosphere.
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Eva Bod ’20
Maximilian Günther, Francisco Pozuelos, Jason Dittmann, Diana Dragomir, Stephen Kane, Tansu Daylan, Adina Feinstein, Chelsea Huang, Timothy Morton, Andrea Bonfanti, Luke Bouma, Jennifer Burt, Karen Collins, Jack Lissauer, Elisabeth Matthews, Benjamin Montet, Andrew Vanderburg, Songhu Wang, Jennifer Winters, George Ricker, Roland Vanderspek, David Latham, Sara Seager, Joshua Winn, Jon Jenkins, James Armstrong, Khalid Barkaoui, Natalie Batalha, Jacob Bean, Douglas Caldwell, David Ciardi, Kevin Collins, Ian Crossfield, Michael Fausnaugh, Gabor Furesz, Tianjun Gan, Michaël Gillon, Natalia Guerrero, Keith Horne, Steve Howell, Michael Ireland, Giovanni Isopi, Emmanuël Jehin, John Kielkopf, Sebastien Lepine, Franco Mallia, Rachel Matson, Gordon Myers, Enric Palle, Samuel Quinn, Howard Relles, Bárbara Rojas-Ayala, Joshua Schlieder, Ramotholo Sefako, Avi Shporer, Juan Suárez, Thiam-Guan Tan, Eric Ting, Joseph Twicken & Ian Waite, “A super-Earth and two sub-Neptunes transiting the nearby and quiet M dwarf TOI-270”, Nature, 29 July 2019