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Exozodiacal Dust WorkshopThe purpose of the workshop was to understand what effect circumstellar dust clouds will have on NASA's proposed Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF) mission's ability to search for terrestrial-sized planets orbiting stars in the solar neighborhood. The workshop participants reviewed the properties of TPF, summarized what is known about the local zodiacal cloud and about exozodiacal clouds, and determined what additional knowledge must be obtained to help design TPF for maximum effectiveness within its cost constraint. Recommendations were made for ways to obtain that additional knowledge, at minimum cost. The workshop brought together approximately 70 scientists, from four different countries. The active participants included astronomers involved in the study of the local zodiacal cloud, in the formation of stars and planetary systems, and in the technologies and techniques of ground- and space-based infrared interferometry. During the course of the meeting, 15 invited talks and 20 contributed poster papers were presented, and there were four working sessions. This is a collection of the invited talks, contributed poster papers, and summaries of the working sessions.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Backman, D. E. (Franklin and Marshall Coll. Lancaster, PA United States)
Caroff, L. J. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
Sandford, S. A. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
Wooden, D. H. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1998
Publication Information
Publication: Exozodiacal Dust Workshop; Conference Proceedings
Subject Category
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.55:10155
Meeting Information
Exozodiacal Dust Workshop(Moffett Field, CA)
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 344-37-22-05
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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