Transiting extrasolar planetary candidates in the Galactic bulge

  title={Transiting extrasolar planetary candidates in the Galactic bulge},
  author={K. Sahu and S. Casertano and H. Bond and J. Valenti and T. Smith and D. Minniti and M. Zoccali and M. Livio and N. Panagia and N. Piskunov and T. Brown and A. Renzini and R. Rich and W. Clarkson and S. Lubow},
More than 200 extrasolar planets have been discovered around relatively nearby stars, primarily through the Doppler line shifts owing to reflex motions of their host stars, and more recently through transits of some planets across the faces of the host stars. The detection of planets with the shortest known periods, 1.2–2.5 days, has mainly resulted from transit surveys which have generally targeted stars more massive than 0.75 M[circdot], where M[circdot] is the mass of the Sun. Here we report… Expand

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