This session consists in a discussion on the potential of new and future facilities and modeling efforts designed to detect, image and characterize habitable exoplanets, studying their formation, evolution and also the existence of possible biospheres. Topics to be covered in this session include signs of exoplanet habitability and global biosignatures that can be sought with upcoming instrumentation; instrument requirements and technologies to detect these markers; strategies for target selection and prioritization; and impacts of planetary system properties, ground-based and space telescope architectures, and impacts of instrument capabilities on the yield of potentially inhabited exoplanets.
Deadline to submit an abstract: 5 August 2015, 11:59 P.M. EDT
To submit abstracts to this session, visit:
Franck Marchis, SETI Institute Mountain View, Mountain View, CA, USA
Ramses M Ramirez, Cornell University, Astronomy, Ithaca, NY, USA
David Black, SETI Institute Mountain View, Mountain View, CA, USA