Future exoplanet space missions: Spectroscopy and coronographic imaging
Book chapter, 2018

The spectroscopy of exoplanet atmospheres as well as the direct detection of exoplanets using coronographic techniques is best done using space-based facilities. In the area of spectroscopy, the ARIEL mission is a proposed space telescope devoted to the characterization of the atmospheres of 500 planets from giant gas planets down to super-Earths. With respect to efforts to image directly exoplanets, we discuss some current plans, and ideas for the future, to place coronographic technologies into space. These include "internal, " i.e., coronagraphs directly at the telescope, and "external" devices, viz., occulters exterior to the telescope.


A. Hatzes

Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg

René Liseau

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Astronomy and Plasmaphysics, Galactic Astrophysics

Handbook of Exoplanets, Deeg H., Belmonte J. (eds)


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