Kepler and selection effects

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Kepler and selection effects

Post by Lazarus on 13th November 2012, 4:27 pm

Objects in Kepler's Mirror May be Larger Than They Appear: Bias and Selection Effects in Transiting Planet Surveys
http://arxiv.org/abs/1211.2279

Various biases affecting the Kepler mission: notably this apparently leads to a 15-20% overestimate of planet occurrence and an underestimation of radii of ~1/3 of planets, particularly the ones that are larger than Neptune.
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