The Far Future of Exoplanet Direct Characterization
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2010

We describe future steps in the direct characterization of habitable exoplanets subsequent to medium and large mission projects currently underway and investigate the benefits of spectroscopic and direct imaging approaches. We show that, after third- and fourth-generation missions have been conducted over the course of the next 100 years, a significant amount of time will lapse before we will have the capability to observe directly the morphology of extrasolar organisms.

extra-solar planets

imager

signatures

Direct imaging

Surface features

Habitable exoplanets

Far future missions

search

Exo-moons

High-resolution spectroscopy

Författare

J. Schneider

Observatoire de Paris-Meudon

A. Leger

Universite Paris-Sud XI

M. Fridlund

ESTEC

G. J. White

Open University

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

C. Eiroa

Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (UAM)

T. Henning

Max Planck-institutet

T. Herbst

Max Planck-institutet

H. Lammer

Institut fur Weltraumforschung

René Liseau

Chalmers, Institutionen för radio- och rymdvetenskap, Radioastronomi och astrofysik

F. Paresce

Istituto Nazionale Di Astrofisica, Rome

A. Penny

Royal Observatory

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

A. Quirrenbach

Landessternwarte Heidelberg

H. Rottgering

Universiteit Leiden

F. Selsis

Universite de Bordeaux

C. Beichman

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

W. Danchi

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

L. Kaltenegger

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

J. Lunine

University of Arizona

D. Stam

Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON)

G. Tinetti

University College London (UCL)

Astrobiology

1531-1074 (ISSN)

Vol. 10 121-126

Ämneskategorier

Astronomi, astrofysik och kosmologi

Fundament

Grundläggande vetenskaper

DOI

10.1089/ast.2009.0371