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The Transits of Extrasolar Planets with Moons

Authors: Kipping, David M.

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Can we detect the moons of extrasolar planets? For two decades, astronomers have made enormous progress in the detection and characterisation of exoplanetary systems but the identification of an "exomoon" is notably absent.
In this thesis, David Kipping shows how transiting planets may be used to infer the presence of exomoons through deviations in the time and duration of the planetary eclipses. A detailed account of the transit model, potential distortions, and timing techniques is covered before the analytic forms for the timing
variations are derived. It is shown that habitable-zone exomoons above 0.2 Earth-masses are detectable with the Kepler space telescope using these new timing techniques.

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Dr. Kipping got his PhD in Astrophysics from University College London in 2011. He is Carl Sagan Fellow at Harvard College Observatory.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Transits of Extrasolar Planets with Moons
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-22269-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-22269-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-22268-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-27120-5
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 200
Number of Illustrations
40 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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