Detection of transiting Jovian exoplanets by Gaia photometry - Expected yield

Yifat Dzigan, Shay Zucker

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Abstract

Several attempts have been made in the past to assess the expected number of exoplanetary transits that the Gaia space mission will detect. In this Letter, we use the updated design of Gaia and its expected performance and apply recent empirical statistical procedures to provide a new assessment. Depending on the extent of the follow-up effort that will be devoted, we expect Gaia to detect from a few hundreds to a few thousands of transiting exoplanets.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberL1
JournalAstrophysical Journal Letters
Volume753
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2012

Keywords

  • methods: statistical
  • planets and satellites: detection
  • surveys
  • techniques: photometric

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