Status Report

Enabling Effective Exoplanet / Planetary Collaborative Science

By SpaceRef Editor
July 22, 2020
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Mark S. Marley, Chester Harman, Heidi B. Hammel, Paul Byrne, Jonathan Fortney, Alberto Accomazzi, Sarah E. Moran, Michael Way, Jessie Christiansen, Noam Izenberg, Timothy Holt, Sanaz Vahidinia, Erika Kohler, Karalee Brugman

The field of exoplanetary science has emerged over the past two decades, rising up alongside traditional solar system planetary science. Both fields focus on understanding the processes which form and sculpt planets through time, yet there has been less scientific exchange between the two communities than is ideal. This white paper explores some of the institutional and cultural barriers which impede cross-discipline collaborations and suggests solutions that would foster greater collaboration. Some solutions require structural or policy changes within NASA itself, while others are directed towards other institutions, including academic publishers, that can also facilitate greater interdisciplinarity.

Comments: 8 pages; white paper submitted to the Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032

Subjects: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM); Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP)

Cite as: arXiv:2007.10549 [astro-ph.IM] (or arXiv:2007.10549v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)

Submission history

From: Mark S. Marley 

[v1] Tue, 21 Jul 2020 01:29:42 UTC (163 KB)

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