Fr.: planète en transit
A planet that passes in front of its star directly between Earth and the star. The → transit method is used for detecting → exoplanets around stars.
TRAnsiting Planets and PlanetesImals Small Telescope (TRAPPIST)
A Belgian facility devoted to the detection and characterization of → exoplanets and to the study of → comets (→ transiting planet) and other → small solar system bodies. It consists of two 60 cm robotic telescopes located at the → European Southern Observatory, → La Silla, in Chile and at Oukaïmden Observatory in Marroco.
→ transit; → planet; → planetesimal; → small; → telescope.