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Terrestrial Planet Finder Coronagraph 2005: Overview of Technology Development and System Design StudiesTechnology research, design trades, and modeling and analysis guide the definition of a Terrestrial Planet Finder Coronagraph Mission that will search for and characterize earth-like planets around near-by stars. Operating in visible wavebands, this mission will use coronagraphy techniques to suppress starlight to enable capturing and imaging the reflected light from a planet orbiting in the habitable zone of its parent star. The light will be spectrally characterized to determine the presence of life-indicating chemistry in the planet atmosphere.
Document ID
20070032887
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Ford, Virginia G. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
August 31, 2005
Subject Category
Astrophysics
Meeting Information
Optical Science and Technology(San Diego, CA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
coronagraph
terrestrial planets
space
planet finding
telescopes