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A transiting exoplanet is a planet (outside our solar system) whose orbital motion is oreinted in such a way that observers on Earth will see the planet periodicly eclipse it's parent star, blocking a tiny fraction of the light from the star.
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File under: Definition of a transiting exoplanet. Examples of some well-known transiting exoplanets.