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Paper: The Search for Transits Around White Dwarfs
Volume: 493, 19th European Workshop on White Dwarfs
Page: 295
Authors: Braker, I. P.; Burleigh, M. R.; Lawrie, K. A.; Faedi, F.; Goad, M. R.; West, R. G.
Abstract: There is growing evidence that planetary systems exist around significant numbers of white dwarf stars. As yet, however, no planets have been detected transiting such objects despite a previous survey using SuperWASP, which monitored a few hundred white dwarfs. Here we review the results from SuperWASP and discuss two new surveys, the Next Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) and the Kepler 2 mission, and their potential to further constrain the presence of planets around white dwarfs, including Earth-sized companions within the habitable zone.
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