TPF-C: Status and recent progress

Wesley A. Traub, Marie Levine, Stuart Shaklan, James Kasting, J. Roger Angel, Michael E. Brown, Robert A. Brown, Christopher Burrows, Mark Clamping, Alan Dressler, Henry C. Fergusor, Heidi B. Hammel, Sara R. Heap, Scott D. Horner, Garth D. Illingworth, N. Jeremy Kasdin, Mark J. Kuchner, Douglas Lin, Mark S. Marley, Victoria MeadowsCharley Noecker, Ben R. Oppenheimer, Sara Seager, Michael Shao, Karl R. Stapelfeldt, John T. Trauger

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Abstract

The Terrestrial Planet Finder Coronagraph (TPF-C) is a deep space mission designed to detect and characterize Earth-like planets around nearby stars. TPF-C will be able to search for signs of life on these planets. TPF-C will use spectroscopy to measure basic properties including the presence of water or oxygen in the atmosphere, powerful signatures in the search for habitable worlds. This capability to characterize planets is what allows TPF-C to transcend other astronomy projects and become an historical endeavor on a par with the discovery voyages of the great navigators.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Stellar Interferometry
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
EventAdvances in Stellar Interferometry - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: May 25 2006May 30 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume6268 I
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherAdvances in Stellar Interferometry
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period5/25/065/30/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

Keywords

  • Exoplanets
  • Extrasolar planets
  • TPF
  • TPF-C
  • Terrestrial Planet Finder Coronagraph

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