Cockell, Charles S. and Herbst, Tom and Léger, Alain and Absil, O. and Beichman, Charles and Benz, Willy and Brack, Andre and Chazelas, Bruno and Chelli, Alain and Cottin, Hervé and Coudé-du-Foresto, Vincent and Danchi, William and Defrère, Denis and den-Herder, Jan-Willem and Eiroa, Carlos and Fridlund, Malcolm and Henning, Thomas and Johnston, Kenneth and Kaltenegger, Lisa and Labadie, Lucas and Lammer, Helmut and Launhardt, Ralf and Lawson, Peter and Lay, Oliver P. and Liseau, René and Martin, Stefan R. and Mawet, Dimitri and Mourard, Denis and Moutou, Claire and Mugnier, Laurent and Paresce, Francesco and Quirrenbach, Andreas and Rabbia, Yves and Rottgering, Huub J. A. and Rouan, Daniel and Santos, Nuno and Selsis, Franck and Serabyn, Eugene and Westall, Frances and White, Glenn and Ollivier, Marc and Bordé, Pascale (2009) Darwin -— an experimental astronomy mission to search for extrasolar planets. Experimental Astronomy, 23 (1). pp. 435-461. ISSN 0922-6435 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20090818-151542916
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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.
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|Subject Keywords:||Interferometer; Nulling interferometry; Direct imaging of exoplanets; Exoplanets; Habitable zone|
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|Deposited By:||Ruth Sustaita|
|Deposited On:||19 Aug 2009 01:16|
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