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Prehistory of Transit Searches


Nowadays the more powerful method to detect extrasolar planets is the transit method, that is to say observations of the stellar luminosity regularly decreasing when the planet is transiting the star. We review the planet transits which were anticipated and searched and the first ones which were observed all through history.

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obspm-04072934 , version 1 (18-04-2023)



Danielle Briot, Jean Schneider. Prehistory of Transit Searches. 2018, ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-55333-7_169⟩. ⟨obspm-04072934⟩
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