A roadmap for NASA's search for other Earths

Charles Beichman, Wesley Traub, Michael Devirian, Adam S. Burrows

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The President has identified the search for Earth-like planets around nearby stars as a critical part of NASA's long term Vision for Space Exploration. A suite of space-based missions will determine the incidence of Earth-like planets, detect and characterize the nearest planets, search for signs of life in their atmosphere, as well as make great advances in our understanding of how planetary systems form and evolve. A detailed roadmap lays out the required technology developments, the precursor scientific knowledge, and the capabilities of the relevant missions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number589907
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2005
EventUV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes: Innovative Technologies and Concepts II - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 31 2005Aug 1 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Earth
  • Interferometry
  • Planetary systems
  • Planets
  • Star formation
  • Telescopes


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