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Status of the Terrestrial Planet Finder Interferometer (TPF-I)

Show simple item record Beichman, Charles Lawson, Peter Lay, Oliver Ahmed, Asif Unwin, Steve Johnston, K. 2006-09-14T22:20:07Z 2006-09-14T22:20:07Z 2006-05-26
dc.identifier.citation Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, Orlando, Florida, May 24-30, 2006. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 06-1881
dc.description.abstract The interferometric version of the Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF-I) has the potential to find and characterize earth-sized planets in the habitable zones of over 250 nearby stars and to search for life using biomarkers in the atmospheres of any planets found. The scientific case for such a mission continues to be strengthened by on-going progress in the detection of planets via indirect means. This paper summarizes the status of TPF-I, illustrative scientific requirements for the mission, and its enabling technologies. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 282825 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2006. en
dc.subject Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF) en
dc.subject planets en
dc.subject infrared en
dc.subject interferometry en
dc.subject formation flying en
dc.subject nulling en
dc.title Status of the Terrestrial Planet Finder Interferometer (TPF-I) en
dc.type Preprint en

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