On the age of stars harboring transiting planets

  title={On the age of stars harboring transiting planets},
  author={Claudio H. F. Melo and Nuno C. Santos and Fr'ed'eric Pont and Tristan Guillot and Garik Israelian and Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz and St{\'e}phane Udry},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
Results of photometric surveys have brought to light the existence of a population of giant planets orbiting their host stars even closer than the hot Jupiters (HJ), with orbital periods below 3 days. The reason why radial velocity surveys were not able to detect these very-hot Jupiters (VHJ) is under discussion. A possible explanation is that these close-in planets are short-lived, being evaporated on short time-scales due to UV flux of their host stars. In this case, stars hosting transiting… 

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