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Simulation (animation)
images/anim-transit-deeg.gif
Copyright : Hans Deeg (Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias)

When a planet moves past its star, it occults a very low part of the surface of the star. This results in a very low brightness diminution.

The following simulation shows how exoplanets are detected with CoRoT using the transit method. Transit simulator