EAS Publications Series
Volume 41, 2010Physics and Astrophysics of Planetary Systems
|Page(s)||517 - 520|
|Published online||08 January 2010|
T. Montmerle, D. Ehrenreich and A.-M. Lagrange (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 41 (2010) 517-520
Detecting Biomarkers in ExoPlanetary Atmospheres with Terrestrial Planet Finder
Code 667, NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA
Current design concepts for an optical terrestrial planet-finding mission (TPF) are limited to the spectral range, 0.4–1.05 µm. However, there are good reasons to extend the spectral range of observation to shorter wavelengths such as higher angular resolution. But the most important reason is that the sensitivity to the presence of life on habitable exoplanets is increased over a hundred-fold by access to the ozone biomarker in the mid-ultraviolet.
© EAS, EDP Sciences, 2010
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