PASTIS: Bayesian extrasolar planet validation. I. General framework, models, and performance

@article{Diaz2014PASTISBE,
  title={PASTIS: Bayesian extrasolar planet validation. I. General framework, models, and performance},
  author={Rodrigo F. D'iaz and Jose M. Almenara and Alexandre Santerne and Claire Moutou and Anthony Lethuillier and Magali Deleuil 1. Aix Marseille Universit'e and Cnrs and Lam and France. and 2. Observatoire Astronomique de l'Universit'e de Geneve and Switzerland.},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={441},
  pages={983-1004}
}
A large fraction of the smallest transiting planet candidates discovered by the Kepler and CoRoT space missions cannot be confirmed by a dynamical measurement of the mass using currently available observing facilities. To establish their planetary nature, the concept of planet validation has been advanced. This technique compares the probability of the planetary hypothesis against that of all reasonably conceivable alternative false positive (FP) hypotheses. The candidate is considered as… 

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