Improved Parameters for Extrasolar Transiting Planets

  title={Improved Parameters for Extrasolar Transiting Planets},
  author={Guillermo Torres and Joshua N. Winn and Matthew J. Holman},
We present refined values for the physical parameters of transiting exoplanets, based on a selfconsistent and uniform analysis of transit light curves and the observable properties of the host stars. Previously it has been difficult to interpret the ensemble properties of transiting exoplanets, because of the widely different methodologies that have been applied in individual cases. Furthermore, previous studies often ignored an important constraint on the mean stellar density that can be… CONTINUE READING