Detecting transiting planets with the space telescope Gaia

Shay Zucker, Laurent Eyer, Simon Hodgkin, Gisella Clementini

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Abstract

The astronomical space mission Gaia was launched in December 2013 by ESA. Gaia is expected to revolutionize astronomy, in terms of the amount and precision of data it will provide pertaining to the whole universe, in all fields of astronomy. This paper introduces GATE - a project aiming to detect transiting extrasolar planets based on Gaia data. GATE is unique in the way it will bring together space-based data and ground-based observations by professional as well as amateur astronomers. We believe that the GATE'S novel approach can be applied for other planet-search space missions as well as ground-based surveys.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication66th International Astronautical Congress 2015, IAC 2015
Subtitle of host publicationSpace - The Gateway for Mankind's Future
PublisherInternational Astronautical Federation, IAF
Pages2840-2844
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781510818934
StatePublished - 2015
Event66th International Astronautical Congress 2015: Space - The Gateway for Mankind's Future, IAC 2015 - Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 12 Oct 201516 Oct 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC
Volume4
ISSN (Print)0074-1795

Conference

Conference66th International Astronautical Congress 2015: Space - The Gateway for Mankind's Future, IAC 2015
Country/TerritoryIsrael
CityJerusalem
Period12/10/1516/10/15

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