The Way Forward
Journal article, 2016

For the last few decades the study of disks around stars young and old and of different types have progressed significantly. During the same time a completely new discipline—the study of exoplanets, planets orbiting stars other than our Sun—have emerged. Both these fields, which are interconnected, have benefited from the development of new instrumentation, and especially by telescopes and detectors deployed in space. In this chapter we are describing the state of the art of such instruments and make an inventory of what is being currently developed. We also state some of the requirements of the next steps and what type of instruments will lead the way forward.

Exoplanets

Starforming disks

Debris disks

Instrumentation: photometers

Instrumentation: space

Author

Malcolm Fridlund

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Radio Astronomy and Astrophysics

Artie P. Hatzes

Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg

René Liseau

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Radio Astronomy and Astrophysics

Space Science Reviews

0038-6308 (ISSN) 1572-9672 (eISSN)

Vol. 205 1-4 349-372

Subject Categories

Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology

Infrastructure

Onsala Space Observatory

DOI

10.1007/s11214-016-0247-2

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Created

10/8/2017