Discovery and Characterization of Transiting Super Earths Using an All-Sky Transit Survey and Follow-up by the James Webb Space Telescope

@inproceedings{Deming2009DiscoveryAC,
  title={Discovery and Characterization of Transiting Super Earths Using an All-Sky Transit Survey and Follow-up by the James Webb Space Telescope},
  author={Drake Ford Deming and S W J Seager and J. Emmett Winn and E. Miller-Ricci and Mark C. Clampin and D. Lindler and Tom Greene and David Charbonneau and Gregory Laughlin and George R. Ricker and Dave W. Latham and Kimberly Ennico},
  year={2009}
}
Doppler and transit surveys are finding extrasolar planets of ever smaller mass and radius, and are now sampling the domain of superEarths (1 − 3R⊕). Recent results from the Doppler surveys suggest that discovery of a transiting superEarth in the habitable zone of a lower main sequence star may be possible. We evaluate the prospects for an all-sky transit survey targeted to the brightest stars, that would find the most favorable cases for photometric and spectroscopic characterization using the… CONTINUE READING