SPICES: spectro-polarimetric imaging and characterization of exoplanetary systems

@article{Boccaletti2012SPICESSI,
  title={SPICES: spectro-polarimetric imaging and characterization of exoplanetary systems},
  author={Anthony Boccaletti and Jean Schneider and Wesley A. Traub and Pierre Olivier Lagage and Daphne M. Stam and Raffaele Gratton and John Terry Trauger and Kerri L. Cahoy and Frans Snik and Pierre Baudoz and Raphael Galicher and J-M Reess and Dimitri Mawet and Jean Augereau and Jennifer L. Patience and Marc J. Kuchner and Mark C. Wyatt and {\'E}ric Pantin and A.-L. Maire and Christophe V{\'e}rinaud and Samuel Ronayette and Didier Dubreuil and Michiel Min and Michiel Rodenhuis and D. Mesa and Ruslan Belikov and Olivier Guyon and Motohide Tamura and Naoshi Murakami and Ingrid Mary Beerer and Spice Team},
  journal={Experimental Astronomy},
  year={2012},
  volume={34},
  pages={355-384}
}
SPICES (Spectro-Polarimetric Imaging and Characterization of Exoplanetary Systems) is a five-year M-class mission proposed to ESA Cosmic Vision. Its purpose is to image and characterize long-period extrasolar planets and circumstellar disks in the visible (450–900 nm) at a spectral resolution of about 40 using both spectroscopy and polarimetry. By 2020/2022, present and near-term instruments will have found several tens of planets that SPICES will be able to observe and study in detail… 

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