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Planets detected by the SWEEPS Project (Sagittarius Window Eclipsing Extrasolar Planet Search), which scanned for transiting planets in the region of the Galactic Bulge. Because these stars tend to be so distant and faint, a precise measurement for the planets' mass and radius is not possible. Several unconfirmed planets detected by this survey are "Ultra Short Period Planets", which can only exist around small Red Dwarves (such as Sweeps 10). The names of the stars and planets are identical for these systems.

SWEEPS Planets Web PagesEdit

SWEEPS Planets In the NewsEdit

Sample (Year)Edit

Example SystemsEdit

  • SWEEPS-04 System - Hot Super Jovian detected 8500 parsecs away in the galactic bulge. One of only 2 transit candidates bright enough to be confirmed with radial velocity technique.
  • SWEEPS-11 System - Super Very Hot Jovian detected 8500 parsecs away in the galactic bulge. One of only 2 transit candidates bright enough to be confirmed with radial velocity technique.

See AlsoEdit

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