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Darwin - an experimental astronomy mission to search for extrasolar planets

Cockell, Charles S.; Herbst, Tom; Léger, Alain; Absil, O.; Beichman, Charles; Benz, Willy; Brack, Andre; Chazelas, Bruno; Chelli, Alain; Cottin, Hervé; Coudé du Foresto, Vincent; Danchi, William; Defrère, Denis; den Herder, Jan-Willem; Eiroa, Carlos; Fridlund, Malcolm; Henning, Thomas; Johnston, Kenneth; Kaltenegger, Lisa; Labadie, Lucas; Lammer, Helmut; Launhardt, Ralf; Lawson, Peter; Lay, Oliver P.; Liseau, Rene'; Martin, Stefan R.; Mawet, Dimitri; Mourard, Denis; Moutou, Claire; Mugnier, Laurent; Paresce, Francesco; Quirrenbach, Andreas; Rabbia, Yves; Rottgering, Huub J. A.; Rouan, Daniel; Santos, Nuno; Selsis, Franck; Serabyn, Eugene; Westall, Frances; White, Glenn; Ollivier, Marc and Bordé, Pascale (2009). Darwin - an experimental astronomy mission to search for extrasolar planets. Experimental Astronomy, 23(1) pp. 435–461.

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As a response to ESA call for mission concepts for its Cosmic Vision 2015–2025 plan, we propose a mission called Darwin. Its primary goal is the study of terrestrial extrasolar planets and the search for life on them. In this paper, we describe different characteristics of the instrument.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2008 The Author(s)
ISSN: 1572-9508
Keywords: interferometer; nulling interferometry; direct imaging of exoplanets; exoplanets; habitable zone
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 24871
Depositing User: Tracy Bartlett
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2010 11:46
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2018 11:45
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