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Exoplanets in our Backyard: A report from an interdisciplinary community workshop and a call to combined action

By SpaceRef Editor
July 21, 2020
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This is a white paper submitted to the Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey. The Exoplanets in our Backyard meeting was born out of a recognition of the value and potential of interdisciplinary, cross-divisional exoplanet and solar system research, and to encourage and grow the community of researchers working at this intersection. This first-ever inter-assessment group (AG) meeting (organized by members of the Venus Exploration, Outer Planets, and Exoplanet AGs, or VEXAG, OPAG, and ExoPAG, respectively), successfully brought together solar system and exoplanetary scientists from different backgrounds and NASA divisions, fostered communication between researchers whose paths had never crossed at a meeting before, and spurred new collaborations. The meeting was held at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, TX on February 5-8, 2020 immediately following the OPAG meeting hosted at the same location. The meeting was attended by approximately 110 scientists on site, and 20-30 online participants. The success of this meeting should be capitalized upon and its momentum carried forward to promote fruitful scientific and programmatic discussion, partnerships, and research going forward. This white paper summarizes the meeting, and discusses the findings and action items that resulted.

Giada N. Arney, Noam R. Izenberg, Stephen R. Kane, Kathleen E. Mandt, Victoria S. Meadows, Abigail M. Rymer, Lynnae C. Quick, Paul K. Byrne

Comments: A White Paper for 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:2007.09231 [astro-ph.IM](or arXiv:2007.09231v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)

Submission history

From: Giada Arney 

[v1] Thu, 16 Jul 2020 15:07:46 UTC (3,123 KB)

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