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On the Use of Planetary Science Data for Studying Extrasolar Planets

By SpaceRef Editor
March 19, 2019
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Daniel J. Crichton, J. Steve Hughes, Gael Roudier, Robert A. West, Jeffrey Jewell, Geoffrey Bryden, Mark Swain, T. Joseph W. Lazio (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology)

(Submitted on 15 Mar 2019)

There is an opportunity to advance both solar system and extrasolar planetary studies that does not require the construction of new telescopes or new missions but better use and access to inter-disciplinary data sets. This approach leverages significant investment from NASA and international space agencies in exploring this solar system and using those discoveries as “ground truth” for the study of extrasolar planets. This white paper illustrates the potential, using phase curves and atmospheric modeling as specific examples. A key advance required to realize this potential is to enable seamless discovery and access within and between planetary science and astronomical data sets. Further, seamless data discovery and access also expands the availability of science, allowing researchers and students at a variety of institutions, equipped only with Internet access and a decent computer to conduct cutting-edge research.

Comments: Science white paper submitted to the Astro2020 Decadal Survey

Subjects: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM)

Cite as: arXiv:1903.06816 [astro-ph.IM] (or arXiv:1903.06816v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)

Submission history

From: Joseph Lazio 

[v1] Fri, 15 Mar 2019 22:05:17 UTC (505 KB)

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