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The Far Future of Exoplanet Direct Characterization

Schneider, Jean and Léger, Alain and Fridlund, Malcolm and White, Glenn J. and Eiroa, Carlos and Henning, Thomas and Herbst, Tom and Lammer, Helmut and Liseau, René and Paresce, Francesco and Penny, Alan and Quirrenbach, Andreas and Röttgering, Huub and Selsis, Franck and Beichman, Charles and Danchi, William and Kaltenegger, Lisa and Lunine, Jonathan and Stam, Daphne and Tinetti, Giovanna (2010) The Far Future of Exoplanet Direct Characterization. Astrobiology, 10 (1). pp. 121-126. ISSN 1557-8070.

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We describe future steps in the direct characterization of habitable exoplanets subsequent to medium and large mission projects currently underway and investigate the benefits of spectroscopic and direct imaging approaches. We show that, after third- and fourth-generation missions have been conducted over the course of the next 100 years, a significant amount of time will lapse before we will have the capability to observe directly the morphology of extrasolar organisms.

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Official Citation:Jean Schneider, Alain Léger, Malcolm Fridlund, Glenn J. White, Carlos Eiroa, Thomas Henning, Tom Herbst, Helmut Lammer, René Liseau, Francesco Paresce, Alan Penny, Andreas Quirrenbach, Huub Röttgering, Franck Selsis, Charles Beichman, William Danchi, Lisa Kaltenegger, Jonathan Lunine, Daphne Stam, and Giovanna Tinetti. Astrobiology. March 2010, 10(1): 121-126.
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