Take a look at the transit light curve on the slide titled “Planetary Transits (Eclipses)” from Lecture 7.

11:10 OZ Quiz 4 /10 Take a look at the transit light curve on the slide titled “Planetary Transits (Eclipses)” from Lecture 7.

Come up with an equation that will allow you to solve for the transiting planet’s radius in terms of the star’s radius, the normal flux of the star, and the minimum flux of the star during the transit.

Then use this equation to solve for the radius of the planet if HD179070’s radius is 1.86 times the radius of the Sun. Give your answer in units of km. ​

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