Schneider, Jean; Léger, Alain; Fridlund, Malcolm; White, Glenn J.; Eiroa, Carlos; Henning, Thomas; Herbst, Tom; Lammer, Helmut; Liseau, René; Paresce, Francesco; Penny, Alan; Quirrenbach, Andreas; Röttgering, Huub; Selsis, Franck; Beichman, Charles; Danchi, William; Kaltenegger, Lisa; Lunine, Jonathan; Stam, Daphne and Tinetti, Giovanna
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://doi.org/10.1089/ast.2009.0371|
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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.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2010 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.|
|Keywords:||far future missions; direct imaging; high-resolution spectroscopy; habitable exoplanets; exo-moons—surface features|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Science > Physical Sciences
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)|
|Depositing User:||Tracy Bartlett|
|Date Deposited:||08 Dec 2010 17:22|
|Last Modified:||25 Feb 2016 08:44|
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