Extrasolar planets as a probe of modified gravity

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Vargas dos Santos, Marcelo; Mota, David F.;
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Journal: Physics letters B (issn: 0370-2693, eissn: 1873-2445)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.physletb.2017.04.030
  • Subject: Modified gravity | Exoplanets | Gravity | Physics | Extrasolar planets | General Relativity | QC1-999 | Fifth force | Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Earth and Planetary Astrophysics

We propose a new method to test modified gravity theories, taking advantage of the available data on extrasolar planets. We computed the deviations from the Kepler third law and use that to constrain gravity theories beyond General Relativity. We investigate gravity mod... View more
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