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Final Report for SAG 22: A Target Star Archive for Exoplanet Science

Hinkel, Natalie R. and Pepper, Joshua and Stark, Christopher C. and Burt, Jennifer A. and Ciardi, David R. and Hardegree-Ullman, Kevin K. and Lustig-Yaeger, Jacob and Kopparapu, Ravi and Mishra, Lokesh and Molaverdikhani, Karan and Pascucci, Ilaria and Richey-Yowell, Tyler and Safron, E. J. and Wilson, David J. and Bergsten, Galen and Boyajian, Tabetha S. and Caballero, J. A. and Cunha, K. and Columbus, Alyssa and Domagal-Goldman, Shawn D. and Dong, Chuanfei and Elowitz, R. M. and Jha, Devanshu and Kalra, Archit and Latham, David W. and Luhn, Jacob K. and Melis, Carl and Nagananda, Navya and Peretz, Eliad and Reffert, Sabine and Smith, Kimberly Scarangella and Stassun, Keivan G. and Tanner, Angelle and Tuchow, Noah and Veras, Dimitri and Winters, Jennifer G. (2021) Final Report for SAG 22: A Target Star Archive for Exoplanet Science. . (Unpublished)

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Present and upcoming NASA missions will be intensively observing a selected, partially overlapping set of stars for exoplanet studies. Key physical and chemical information about these stars and their systems is needed for planning observations and interpreting the results. A target star archive of such data would benefit a wide cross-section of the exoplanet community by enhancing the chances of mission success and improving the efficiency of mission observatories. It would also provide a common, accessible resource for scientific analysis based on standardized assumptions, while revealing gaps or deficiencies in existing knowledge of stellar properties necessary for exoplanetary system characterization.

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Hinkel, Natalie R.0000-0003-0595-5132
Pepper, Joshua0000-0002-3827-8417
Burt, Jennifer A.0000-0002-0040-6815
Ciardi, David R.0000-0002-5741-3047
Hardegree-Ullman, Kevin K.0000-0003-3702-0382
Kopparapu, Ravi0000-0002-5893-2471
Pascucci, Ilaria0000-0001-7962-1683
Richey-Yowell, Tyler0000-0003-1290-3621
Boyajian, Tabetha S.0000-0001-9879-9313
Dong, Chuanfei0000-0002-8990-094X
Latham, David W.0000-0001-9911-7388
Luhn, Jacob K.0000-0002-4927-9925
Melis, Carl0000-0001-9834-7579
Stassun, Keivan G.0000-0002-3481-9052
Tanner, Angelle0000-0002-0786-7307
Veras, Dimitri0000-0001-8014-6162
Winters, Jennifer G.0000-0001-6031-9513
Additional Information:Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). We appreciate the contributions from the SAG 22 leads, members, speakers, and advisors in the creation of this report and hope that it serves as a useful starting point for future NASA considerations regarding archive needs for exoplanet science. The authors would like to acknowledge Lynne Hillenbrand as having worked with the group and participated in the process. Part of the research by JAB was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). JAC acknowledges PID2019–109522GB–C51. IP acknowledges partial support from a NASA/ADAP grant. DV gratefully acknowledges the support of the STFC via an Ernest Rutherford Fellowship (grant ST/P003850/1). The research shown here acknowledges use of the Hypatia Catalog Database, an online compilation of stellar abundance data as described in Hinkel et al. (2014, AJ, 148, 54), which was supported by NASA's Nexus for Exoplanet System Science (NExSS) research coordination network and the Vanderbilt Initiative in Data-Intensive Astrophysics (VIDA).
Group:Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC)
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Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (MCINN)PID2019-109522GB-C51
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)ST/P003850/1
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Deposited On:14 Jan 2022 19:13
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