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Orbiting Starshade: Observing Exoplanets at visible wavelengths with GMT, TMT, and ELT

Published onSep 30, 2019
Orbiting Starshade: Observing Exoplanets at visible wavelengths with GMT, TMT, and ELT
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Abstract

An orbiting starshade working with 30-m class ground-based telescopes would enable observations of molecular oxygen and water on an exo-Earth. The starshade provides the needed contrast and the telescope with advanced adaptive optics provides angular resolution, reduction of the sky background, imaging, and spectroscopy.

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