GOLF NEWS: CHARLIE MCCLAFFERTY WINS THE MULROY CUP AT ROSAPENNA

first_imgROSAPENNA NOTESThe Mulroy Cup (G.o.Y) was played for last Sunday the 6th of July over the Old Tom Morris Links.The winner with 42pts was Charlie McClafferty (10). The runner up was Eddie McGinley (16) with 40pts.The gross winner was Enda Kennedy (+1) with 36 gross pts.Third place was Stephen Loughrey (25) with 39pts bot.Two’s – John Sweeney 72euro. After six events the 2014 Golfer of the Year table is as follows –•Frank Casey Jnr 20pts•Mark Lenny, Pat Boyce 17pts•Paul Travers, Charlie McBride 15pts•Barry McMenamin, Sean Boyce, Dermot Ward, Stephen Loughrey, Charlie McClafferty 12pts •Shaun Coll, Michael Bradley, Eddie McGinley 10ptsA full points table is on display on the members notice board in the Golf Pavilion.The next G.o.Y qualifier is the club competition on Sunday July 27th.Well done to the Minor League team who travelled to Donegal Golf Club for the second leg of the second round tie and secured the necessary half point last Friday July 4th. Rosapenna had won the home leg 5-0.Rosapenna will now play Falcarragh G.C in the county semi final with both legs to be completed by Monday August 11th.The Ulster Cup team were in action in the last 16 in Ulster on Saturday past away to Foyle G.C and had a great result claiming 3 matches from 7.The home leg will take place over the Old Tom Morris Links this coming Sunday the 13th at 3.00pm.Home support on the day is welcomed.The Rosapenna Irish Junior Cup team travelled to Omagh G.C for the second round matchplay against Edenmore on Tuesday evening and won the tie 3-2.Rosapenna will now play Warrenpoint on or before Friday the 25th of July in the Ulster quarter final at a neutral venue.Best wishes to the Rosapenna Over 50’s team who will travel to Letterkenny G.C this Thursday the 10th for the return leg teeing off at 4.00pm.The first leg ended Rosapenna 3.5, Letterkenny 1.5.Good luck to the Rosapenna Junior League team who travel to Buncrana G.C for the return leg this Friday the 11th. The first leg ended 3-4 to Rosapenna.The Rosapenna Mixed Foursomes team have reached the Ulster quarter final where they will face Cairndhu G.C at the Roe Park GolfResort on Wednesday July 16th at 5.00pm.Good luck to team captains Bernadette North & Peter Smyth and their panel of players.The Terry Casey Memorial will take place over 27 holes (Sandy Hills Links/ Valley 9) this Saturday the 12th of July.Last cards for the morning 18 holes will be strictly 12.30pm with the 9 holes in the Valley beginning at 6.00pm.Tee times must be booked via the Pavilion Golf Shop.The club competition on Sunday the 13th will be sponsored by Eammon McClafferty, Downings.The Catherwood Cup Open Mixed Foursomes is scheduled for Saturday the 19th of July and will be played over the Old Tom Morris Links.There will be a club competition on Sunday 20th also over the Old Tom Morris Links.The Rosapenna Donegal League team will play Letterkenny G.C away on Thursday the 24th at 4.00pm.The first leg ended 3-2 (6 holes up) to Rosapenna.Best of luck to Joe McHugh & his panel of players.On Saturday the 26th the Generations Cup, presented by Mary Devlin will be played for over the Old Tom Morris Links.The format is one adult & one junior playing greensomes.All quarter finals of the 2104 Michael BonnerSingles Matchplay must be completed by Monday the 4th of August.The semi finals of the Doubles Matchplay must be completed by Monday July 28th.All players are encouraged to make contact as early as possible for each round so that all ties can be played within the specified time.The third & final instalment of the 2014 staged payment plan for golf fees was due on July 1st and must be paid in full before Monday July 14th.There will be a club four ball better ball competition on the Old Tom Morris Links every Wednesday beginning on the 9th of July.Entry will be in the Pavilion Golf Shop.The Rosapenna Barton Shield team will be in action against North-West G.C back in Ballyliffin, GlashedyLinks on Sunday 20th July in the last 16 in Ulster.The winners will play either Foyle or Ballyliffin that afternoon for a place in the Ulster semi finals.The Rosapenna Irish Senior Cup team will take part in the Ulster semi final for the third year in a row on Sunday.August 17th against Cairndhu G.C at Royal Portrush Golf Club, Dunluce Links.The other semi final is made up of Dunmurray & Banbridge.The Ulster final will take place that afternoon over the famed Dunluce Links.The Pavilion Golf Shop sponsored Leitrim Cup will be played over the August Bank Holiday weekend,Saturday 2nd, Sunday 3rd & Monday the 4th of August.All tee times are bookable via the Pavilion Golf Shop on 074-915-5000.Rosapenna OPEN WEEK will begin on Friday the 8th of August.Time-sheets will be available from Friday August 1st in the Pavilion Golf Shop.Any uncollected club prizes from the recent presentation are available for collection from the Pavilion Golf Shop during opening hours.GOLF NEWS: CHARLIE MCCLAFFERTY WINS THE MULROY CUP AT ROSAPENNA was last modified: July 9th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:golfNoticesROSAPENNASportlast_img read more

Ferdinand recalls triumph as QPR aim to shock Man Utd

first_imgThe Sun and Daily Mirror both pick up on comments by Anton Ferdinand, who was part of the West Ham team that avoided the drop by winning at Manchester United in 2007.Ferdinand’s QPR side are massive underdogs ahead of their Easter Sunday trip to Old Trafford, but the defender believes that they too can cause an upset.He said: “One of the highlights of my career was going there with West Ham and beating them to stay in the Premier League.“It was fantastic. We defended for our lives – not many people keep a clean sheet there, let alone win the game. Results like that show it can be done.“When it comes to a relegation battle, it is not about form, it’s about mentality. As long as we keep it tight at the back, there’s no reason why we can’t unlock their defence at the other end.”Click here for the Man Utd v QPR quiz – can you score more than 7/10?Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Ohio’s farm economy looking grim heading into 2018 harvest

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt ReeseThis fall most farmers in Ohio will be grinning at the numbers they see on their yield monitors and scowling at the numbers they see in the markets as combines roll through crop fields.The USDA’s September supply and demand estimates did not help matters. The September Crop Production Report had an Ohio corn yield of 188 bushels per acre and an Ohio soybean yield of 58 bushels per acre. Multiplied by expected harvested acreage, this would be Ohio’s second largest corn crop and largest soybean crop in terms of production. Total U.S. yields were 181.3 bushels per acre for corn and 52.8 bushels per acre for soybeans. The high yield estimates, compounded by demand concerns, did not improve the outlook for prices.“As far as commodity prices received to producers, this was another WASDE to burn. However, producers will have to shake it off because while complaining about prices might make one feel better, it historically hasn’t changed the result,” said Ben Brown with the Ohio State University Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics. “The yield forecast confirmed early reports by the Pro-Farmer Tour and Ohio Ag Net that this had the potential to be a record crop. The Pro-Farmer Tour had results of 177 bushels per acre for corn and 53 bushels per acre for soybeans for a national average. Ohio yields in the Pro-Farmer tour were 184 bushels acre for corn and 60 bushels acre for soybeans. Both would be new yield records for Ohio beating previous records of 177 bushels per acre for corn in 2017 and 54.5 bushels per acre for soybeans in 2016.”With a big supply of corn and soybeans in Ohio and around the country, there are also concerns about demand.“Export numbers for soybeans would suggest there is some bad blood in the water between the United States and China,” Brown said. “Trade theory would suggest that the U.S. price will either be bid lower on excess supply and weakened demand or the rest of the world price — mainly large exporters like Brazil — will be bid higher on stronger demand for their product until the U.S. price plus the tariff is equal to the Brazilian price. With an additional 25% Chinese tariff on U.S. soybeans, that would mean that the U.S. soybean price will would need to be 80% of the rest of the world price (i.e. Brazil) for the two prices to be substitutable to Chinese buyers. That wedge as of today sits at 83%, meaning that the Brazil price is still not high enough or the U.S. price has not hit its floor yet. Sorry for the bad news.”To compound the problem, world production may increase as well due to the stronger world prices.“Due to the higher world price, Chinese, Brazilian and European producers are getting the signal to produce more product. Similarly, Chinese consumers are getting the signal to consume less. This creates a decrease in the amount of soybean imports for China, holding everything else constant,” Brown said. “Looking at the May WASDE, which in this case represents the before-tariff estimates and the September WADE, which represents post-tariff estimates we can draw conclusions about use. Chinese soybean production in the September WASDE is increased from the May WASDE by 6%, and their imports of soybeans are decreased by 9 million metric tons or 8.7%.”Brown pointed out, though, the lower prices in the U.S. will increase domestic consumption, which offers some good news.“As expected, a lower commodity price will spur domestic use. Corn ethanol production is up 50 million metric tons compared to a year ago and finally we are seeing increases in the feed and residual use value — up 125 million bushels from 2017. This value was also increased 50 million bushels from the August report. Exports for the 2018 crop are still down from 2017, but raised from the August report on strong growth in sales to Egypt, Columbia, and Mexico,” Brown said. “Soybean use shows a 15 million bushel increase in crush, driven by profit margin of soybean oil. Biodiesel is increased 800 million pounds on the resulting increase in soybean oil.”With a huge supply and the demand challenges, though, the price outlook for harvest looks grim. Brown said the season marketing average from Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2019 for corn is now projected at $3.50 per bushel and for soybeans at $8.60 per bushel.With these crop price levels, a continued decline in total net farm income is expected in Ohio. Brown co-authored a recent article with Ana Claudia Sant’Anna and Ani Katchova in OSU’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics on the subject. Ohio net farm income showed an increase in 2017 of about three times over 2016 after large declines since 2013, though Ohio net farm income will likely see a decrease in 2018 with respect to 2017.“Net farm income for Ohio dating back to 1949 shows that the Ohio farm sector is not doing as well as it was 5 years ago,” they wrote. “Although the drop in net farm income witnessed in 2016 was not as low as that during the 80s farm crisis, it is still the lowest since the 1980s in real terms. In fact, since 2014 Ohio net farm income has been below the 69-year average of $2 billion in 2018 dollars. The length of time which Ohio net farm income remains below its long‐term average is concerning. In the twenty first century, Ohio net farm income remained below the 69-year average a couple of periods, but the longest duration was for four years (2005 to 2008). Current statistics, though, point to 2018 possibly being the fifth consecutive year that Ohio net farm income is below the long‐term average. Greater emphasis should be placed on the length of the downturn rather than the fact that net farm income in Ohio is not as low as it was during the farm crisis.”last_img read more

“Zero Emission” GC234PG Geocache of the Week – March 14, 2011

first_imgNear the geocache “Zero Emission”The icy, austere beauty of Antarctica is home to one of the most remote geocaches on the globe. “Zero Emission” (GC234PG) challenges adventurers to brave a journey to the bottom of the world to find the traditional cache. Leovinci81 placed the small geocache in January of 2010 outside a Belgian research station.Leovinci81 explains the story on the cache page for Zero Emission: “I created this geocache for people to find in one of the greatest places I ever visited. During the first quarter of 2010 I visited the Belgian research station on Antarctica.“After the first explorers Adrienne de Gerlache & A. Cook, 110 years later, Belgium returned to the South Pole with the team of Alain Hubert.   It’s the first zero emission research station on South Pole, running on solar and wind power.”Belgium research stationThe difficulty three, terrain five cache waits patiently in its extreme environment for the next geocacher. Could it be you?Continue your exploration of some of the most engaging geocaches from around the world. Explore all the Geocaches of the Week on our blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedNo Further South From Here — Geocache of the WeekJanuary 31, 2018In “Community”Getting warmer… — Fire and Ice (GC4TXB2) — Geocache of the WeekJanuary 8, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”Selfie Letterbox — Geocache of the WeekMay 23, 2018In “Community”last_img read more

How MLBs Tankathon Is Skewing The Trade Market

Indians155291.795.313.31.9 Where each team stands at the 2018 deadlineTeams ranked by Doyle Number — how many future wins of talent a team should trade away to acquire 1 win this season Athletics153287.227.62.70.8 Cautious BuyersElo RatingExp. Wins per 162 gamesDiv. Series OddsWorld Series OddsDoyle Number Astros158699.291.621.12.2 Brewers152285.051.94.21.2 Twins149679.14.00.20.1 Padres143966.60.00.00.0 Expected wins are derived from the team’s current Elo rating.Source: FanGraphs.com Braves150781.534.92.00.8 White Sox143766.00.00.00.0 Orioles143265.00.00.00.0 Phillies150681.551.53.01.0 Solid BuyersElo RatingExp. Wins per 162 gamesDiv. Series OddsWorld Series OddsDoyle Number Rockies151583.336.52.50.9 Rangers148276.10.00.00.0 Diamondbacks153287.347.5%4.7%1.2 Red Sox1591100.296.7%23.8%2.2 Although the share of prospects in the hands of top teams isn’t a perfect predictor of how many deadline deals will go down,3Since 2009, its correlation with the share of all trades that happened at the deadline was 0.36. it does speak broadly to the ability of contenders to act on the advice that their Doyle Number would recommend. In 2016, for instance, the Cubs’ surplus of top prospects — and urgency to win a World Series after a 108-year dry spell — led Chicago to trade a number of gifted farmhands (headlined by stellar 2018 rookie Gleyber Torres) to the Yankees for a few months’ rental of closer Aroldis Chapman.It wasn’t the first time that future talent was pawned off for an immediate payoff, and it was far from the last. Because of their low pay and endless promise, minor leaguers serve as the ultimate grease in the wheels of the trade-deadline machine. And they may yet help smooth along another blockbuster in the next few hours, perhaps one including Bryce Harper, Jacob deGrom, J.T. Realmuto or Chris Archer. But if the deadline does end up feeling a little slower than we’d expect from the buyer/seller profiles implied by this year’s standings, it could just be because most of the buyers have already bought and the sellers have already sold.Check out our latest MLB predictions. Cubs155692.479.311.71.9 Tigers144968.70.20.00.0 Cardinals151383.06.60.40.2 Mariners151984.440.63.11.0 Angels151783.81.50.10.0 Blue Jays148576.70.00.00.0 Reds147975.40.20.00.0 Giants149879.53.70.20.1 Major League Baseball’s annual trade deadline — this year’s version of which falls at 4 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday — is an annual chance for teams to take stock of their short- and long-term future plans. As our research has shown in the past, World Series front-runners should generally be willing to give up quite a large bushel of future assets in exchange for talent that might bring them a ring in the here and now. Meanwhile, teams on the fringe of the playoffs should be relatively indifferent between playing for the future or the present, and bottom-feeders should frantically sell everything they can.Those guidelines become apparent when we run our “Doyle Number” statistic for this season’s teams. As a quick refresher, the Doyle Number1Named after the infamous 1987 trade in which the Detroit Tigers sent future Hall of Famer John Smoltz, then a 20-year-old prospect, to the Atlanta Braves for 36-year-old Doyle Alexander. represents how many future wins of talent a team should be willing to part with to acquire 1 extra win of rental talent over the remainder of this season (including the playoffs).So the Boston Red Sox, who have the highest Doyle Number in baseball, should be willing to trade away up to 2.2 wins of future talent in exchange for every 1 win of talent they acquire for this year’s stretch run — they’re clear deadline buyers. By contrast, teams with Doyle numbers around zero are obvious sellers — they have no reason to give up future talent to acquire extra wins this season. Finally, a Doyle of 1.0 means a team could swing either way between buying and selling.Here are this year’s Doyle Numbers (as of July 30): Royals141461.00.00.00.0 Nationals152284.99.1%0.7%0.3 Rays150581.20.60.00.0 Pirates150080.08.00.40.2 This year’s crop of buyers is unusually robust — three teams have Doyle Numbers north of 2.0 (most recent years have usually had only one or two) and six teams are at or above a Doyle of 1.8 (when the typical year has two or three in that range). At the same time, 12 teams have Doyle Numbers that round to 0.0, compared with an average of nine in the previous three years we’ve been calculating the metric.It’s all a consequence of this supremely stratified, tank-tastic MLB season. On the one hand, you might imagine that such a surplus of buyers and sellers would pave the way for more trades than usual, since a lot of teams have their motivations aligned for deal-making. And there have been some notable moves made thus far: Manny Machado to the Dodgers, Cole Hamels to the Cubs, Ian Kinsler to the Red Sox, Mike Moustakas to the Brewers, J.A. Happ to the Yankees and so forth. But the particulars of this year’s market could also play some tricks with what we think of as ordinary deadline business, when we consider who has how much of which asset — long-term vs. short, young talent vs. established stars. Elite teams can only swap with rebuilding ones if they have the right prospects to send away, and there’s evidence that many of the best youngsters have already flowed from the contenders to the tankers before anybody had a chance to do their deadline shopping.To see this, we can look at how many members of Baseball America’s Top 100 prospects are in the farm systems of top teams, as opposed to everybody else. For each full season since 1990,2So, excluding partial seasons in 1994 and 1995. I gathered the list of top prospects and assigned each ranking slot its average future value, according to my research here. To focus on prospects that haven’t yet made a dent in the big leagues — i.e., the kind more likely to be thrown into deadline trades — I filtered out players who exhausted their rookie eligibility during the season in question (or, for this year, players who are on pace to do so). Finally, I calculated the percentage of leaguewide prospect value that belonged to teams in the top third of all MLB teams by projected end-of-season record (using our Elo ratings, as of July 30 each season). And this year, only 27.5 percent of prospect value is in the systems of top-tier teams, the lowest such mark in any full season since 1991. Yankees158398.677.517.22.1 Marlins145068.90.10.00.0 Dodgers156494.265.611.01.8 Mets147073.40.10.00.0 SellersElo RatingExp. Wins per 162 gamesDiv. Series OddsWorld Series OddsDoyle Number read more

Ariana Grande Concert Tour Documentary Series Launch Set on YouTube

first_imgA behind-the-scenes look at Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman Tour and the making of her album “Sweetener” is coming to YouTube.The four-part “Ariana Grande: Dangerous Woman Diaries” documentary series, to be released Thursday (Nov. 29), follows the pop superstar during her 2017 tour and through the creation of her third studio album, “Sweetener.” YouTube bills the docu-series as “a love letter to her fans.”The series features exclusive footage of Grande in the recording studio with Pharrell; on-set shooting music videos for “The Light Is Coming” and “God Is a Woman”; and rehearsing for her MTV VMAs performance. In addition, “Dangerous Woman Diaries” includes live performances of songs including “Focus,” “Into You,” “Touch It,” “Side to Side,” “One Last Time” and “Dangerous Woman.” Grande also this week shared a clip on social media teasing her upcoming video for hit single “Thank U, Next,” featuring YouTube stars Colleen Ballinger (Miranda Sings) and Gabi DeMartino as well Troye Sivan and Jonathan Bennett (who appeared in 2004’s “Mean Girls”).Watch the trailer for “Ariana Grande: Dangerous Woman Diaries”: “Dangerous Woman Diaries” also will include footage from Grande’s “One Love Manchester” concert last year, which was organized to benefit the families of victims of a suicide-bomber attack outside Manchester Arena following her May 22 concert.All four segments of the docu-series will be available to binge-watch starting Nov. 29, at 9 a.m. PT, on Ariana Grande’s YouTube channel for subscribers of YouTube Premium, which is priced at $9.99 per month. It also will be available for free on Grande’s channel, but in a staggered rollout: Part one will hit Thursday, with subsequent episodes to be released for free, ad-supported viewing on Dec. 6, Dec. 13 and Dec. 20.According to a YouTube rep, “Dangerous Woman Diaries” will not address Grande’s short-lived engagement to “Saturday Night Live” star Pete Davidson. The duo announced plans to tie the knot in June, before breaking it off in October.The docu-series was directed by music-video director Alfredo Flores and produced by Scooter Braun and JD Roth’s GoodStory Entertainment. Each episode runs 30-40 minutes.Grande on Tuesday retweeted a post by Flores teasing the release date for the docu-series: Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

SuperEarth planet with very short orbital period discovered

first_img Citation: ‘Super-Earth’ planet with very short orbital period discovered (2017, November 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-11-super-earth-planet-short-orbital-period.html K2 light curve of C12_3474. Stellar activity is seen as the quasi-periodic, long period modulation. Transits are visible as shallow dips. The 5.3-day-long data gap, during which the telescope entered in safe mode, is clearly visible at ∼2/3 of the time series. Credit: Barragán et al., 2017. Explore further © 2017 Phys.org Three ‘super-Earth’ exoplanets orbiting nearby star discovered (Phys.org)—NASA’s prolonged Kepler exoplanet-hunting mission, known as K2, has revealed the presence of another “super-Earth” alien world. The newly found planet, designated EPIC 246393474 b (or C12_3474 b), is more than five times more massive than the Earth and orbits its parent star in less than seven hours. The discovery is reported November 6 in a paper published on the arXiv pre-print repository. Kepler is so far the most prolific planet-hunting telescope. The spacecraft has discovered more than 2,300 exoplanets to date. After the failure of its two reaction wheels in 2013, the mission was repurposed as K2 to perform high-precision photometry of selected fields in the ecliptic. Since then, the revived Kepler spacecraft has detected nearly 160 extrasolar worlds. Researchers have used K2 to detect so-called “super-Earths” – planets with masses higher than Earth’s but lower than that of the solar system’s gas giants. In September, astronomers have confirmed the discovery of three super-Earths orbiting a nearby star, which were first spotted by this spacecraft. Now, an international group of researchers led by Oscar Barragán of the University of Turin in Italyusing K2 has detected one more such planet.”In this paper we present the discovery of EPIC 246393474 b (hereafter C12_3474 b), an ultra-short-period planet transiting a K7 V star,” the astronomers wrote in the paper.The Kepler spacecraft observed a K-type main sequence star known as EPIC 246393474 from December 2016 to March 2017 during its Campaign 12. The star is about 740 million years old with a radius and mass approximately 33 percent smaller than that of the sun.As a result of these observations, the researchers identified a transit signal in the light curve of this star. The planetary nature of this signal was later confirmed by follow-up observational campaign using ground-based telescopes, including the WIYN 3.5-Meter Telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona.According to the study, EPIC 246393474 b has a radius of 1.54 Earth radii and is 5.3 times more massive than our planet, indicating a density of approximately 8.0 g/cm3 and suggesting a rocky-iron composition. The exoplanet has an equilibrium temperature of 2,039 K.”The planetary density is consistent with a composition made of a mixture of iron and rocks. We estimated that the iron content of C12_3474 b cannot exceed about 70 percent of the total planetary mass,” the paper reads.What is most interesting about EPIC 246393474 b is that it has an ultra-short orbital period. Barragán’s team found that it orbits its host every 6.7 hours at a distance of about 0.007 AU. This makes it the shortest-period planet known to date with a precisely determined mass.The researchers noted that the close distance of EPIC 246393474 b to its parent star suggests that it has lost its entire atmosphere due to stellar irradiation. However, they added that further mass measurements of transiting ultra-short-period planets should be performed in order to confirm this theory. More information: EPIC 246393474 b: A 5-M⊕ super-Earth transiting a K7 V star every 6.7 hours, arXiv:1711.02097 [astro-ph.EP] arxiv.org/abs/1711.02097AbstractWe report on the discovery of EPIC 246393474 b, an ultra-short-period super-Earth on a 6.7-hour orbit transiting an active K7 V star based on data from K2 campaign 12. We confirmed the planet’s existence and measured its mass with a series of follow-up observations: seeing-limited MuSCAT imaging, NESSI high-resolution speckle observations, and FIES and HARPS high-precision radial-velocity monitoring. EPIC 246393474 b has a mass of 5.31±0.46 M⊕ and radius of 1.54+0.10−0.09 R⊕, yielding a mean density of 8.00+1.83−1.45 gcm−3 and suggesting a rocky-iron composition. Models indicate that iron cannot exceed ∼70 % of the total mass. With an orbital period of only 6.7 hours, EPIC 246393474 b is the shortest-period planet known to date with a precisely determined mass. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more