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Title: The Antarctic Planet Interferometer
Authors: Swain, Mark R.
Walker, Christopher K.
Traub, Wesley A.
Storey, John W.
Coude du Foresto, Vincent
Fossat, Eric
Vakili, Farrok
Stark, Anthony A.
Lloyd, James P.
Lawson, Peter R.
Burrows, Adam S.
Ireland, Michael
Millan-Gabet, Rafael
van Belle, Gerard T.
Lane, Benjamin
Vasisht, Gautam
Travouillon, Tony
Keywords: interferometry
Antarctica
infrared
exoplanets
Issue Date: 21-Jun-2004
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2004.
Citation: SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, Glasgow, Scotland, June 21, 2004.
Abstract: The Antarctic Planet Interferometer is an instrument concept designed to detect and characterize extrasolar planets by exploiting the unique potential of the best accessible site on earth for thermal infrared interferometry. High-precision interferometric techniques under development for extrasolar planet detection and characterization (differential phase, nulling and astrometry) all benefit substantially from the slow, low-altitude turbulence, low water vapor content, and low temperature found on the Antarctic plateau. At the best of these locations, such as the Concordia base being developed at Dome C, an interferometer with two-meter diameter class apertures has the potential to deliver unique science for a variety of topics, including extrasolar planets, active galactic nuclei, young stellar objects, and protoplanetary disks
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2014/40706
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