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A roadmap for NASA's search for other Earths
Author(s): Charles Beichman; Wesley Traub; Michael Devirian; Adam Burrows
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Paper Abstract

The President has identified the search for Earth-like planets around nearby stars as a critical part of NASA's long term Vision for Space Exploration. A suite of space-based missions will determine the incidence of Earth-like planets, detect and characterize the nearest planets, search for signs of life in their atmosphere, as well as make great advances in our understanding of how planetary systems form and evolve. A detailed roadmap lays out the required technology developments, the precursor scientific knowledge, and the capabilities of the relevant missions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 August 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5899, UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes: Innovative Technologies and Concepts II, 589907 (31 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.624220
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Charles Beichman, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Wesley Traub, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Michael Devirian, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Adam Burrows, Univ. of Arizona (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5899:
UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes: Innovative Technologies and Concepts II
Howard A. MacEwen, Editor(s)

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