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Imaging and Characterization of Extrasolar Planets with the Next Generation of Space Telescopes

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Gómez de Castro, Ana I. (2018) Imaging and Characterization of Extrasolar Planets with the Next Generation of Space Telescopes. Geosciences, 8 (12). p. 442. ISSN 2076-3263

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences8120442




Abstract

The study and characterization of the exoplanets’ atmospheres and composition is in its infancy. The large facilities that will make feasible to image an exo-Earth are currently under study. This contribution to the special issue on “detection and characterization of extrasolar planets” is a summary on the current status of the design studies to build large space-based facilities working in the 100–3000 nm range for this purpose. The three basic designs: Fresnel imagers, starshades, and coronagraphs on large space telescopes are described. An outline of the pros and cons for each design is provided. The relevance of transmission spectroscopy to characterize exoplanets atmospheres is pointed out.


Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Exoplanets; Astronomical instrumentation; Space astronomy
Palabras clave (otros idiomas):Exoplanetas; Astronomía
Subjects:Sciences > Physics
Sciences > Physics > Astrophysics
ID Code:63190
Deposited On:30 Nov 2020 13:28
Last Modified:30 Nov 2020 15:50

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