Transiting extrasolar planetary candidates in the Galactic bulge

  title={Transiting extrasolar planetary candidates in the Galactic bulge},
  author={Kailash C. Sahu and Stefano Casertano and Howard E. Bond and Jeff A. Valenti and T. Ed Smith and Dante Minniti and Manuela Zoccali and Mario Livio and Nino Panagia and Nikolai Piskunov and Thomas M. Brown and Timothy M. Brown and Alvio Renzini and Robert Michael Rich and William Clarkson and Stephen H. 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… 
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