The shocking variability of exoplanet transits

J. Llama, A. A. Vidotto, M. Jardine, K. Wood, R. Fares

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Asymmetries in exoplanet transits are proving to be a useful tool for furthering our understanding of magnetic activity on both stars and planets outside our Solar System. Near-UV observations of the WASP- 12 system have revealed asymmetries in the timing of the transit when compared with the optical light curve. In this paper we review a number of reported asymmetries and present work simulating near-UV transits for the hot-Jupiter hosting star HD 189733.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExploring the Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781107045200
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
ISSN (Print)1743-9213
ISSN (Electronic)1743-9221


  • Coronae
  • Individual (WASP-12, HD 189733)
  • Magnetic fields
  • Planetary systems
  • Stars: activity
  • Winds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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