On the detection of (habitable) super-Earths around low-mass stars using Kepler and transit timing variation method

@article{Haghighipour2011OnTD,
  title={On the detection of (habitable) super-Earths around low-mass stars using Kepler and transit timing variation method},
  author={Nader Haghighipour and Sabrina Kirste},
  journal={Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy},
  year={2011},
  volume={111},
  pages={267-284}
}
We present the results of an extensive study of the detectability of Earth-sized planets and super-Earths in the habitable zones of cool and low-mass stars using transit timing variation method. We have considered a system consisting of a star, a transiting giant planet, and a terrestrial-class perturber, and calculated TTVs for different values of the parameters of the system. To identify ranges of the parameters for which these variations would be detectable by Kepler, we considered the… Expand
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