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White Dwarfs pp 337-338 | Cite as

The Search for Planets Around Pulsating White Dwarf Stars

  • F. Mullally
  • A. Mukadam
  • D. E. Winget
  • R. E. Nather
  • S. O. Kepler
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Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 105)

Abstract

We introduce a new technique to search for extra-solar planets with a different sensitivity from other methods, using the pulsations of white dwarf stars as intrinsic clocks. We will search for the effects of reflex orbital motion in changing light travel times and accelerations caused by any planets orbiting these stars. Our technique is sensitive to planets in the range 2-20 AU.

Keywords

White Dwarf Pulse Arrival Time White Dwarf Star Warning Limit Solar System Planet 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

References

  1. Kepler, S. O., et al 2000, ApJ, 534, L185ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Mullally
    • 1
  • A. Mukadam
    • 1
  • D. E. Winget
    • 1
  • R. E. Nather
    • 1
  • S. O. Kepler
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AstronomyUniversity of Texas at AustinUSA
  2. 2.Instituto de FísicaUniversidade Federal do Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrazil

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