On detecting terrestrial planets with timing of giant planet transits

  title={On detecting terrestrial planets with timing of giant planet transits},
  author={Eric Agol and Jason H. Steffen and Re’em Sari and William Clarkson},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
The transits of a distant star by a planet on a Keplerian orbit occur at time intervals exactly equal to the orbital period. If a second planet orbits the same star, the orbits are not Keplerian and the transits are no longer exactly periodic. We compute the magnitude of the variation in the timing of the transits, St. We investigate analytically several limiting cases: (i) interior perturbing planets with much smaller periods; (ii) exterior perturbing planets on eccentric orbits with much… 

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