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Scientific Return of Coronagraphic Exoplanet Imaging and Spectroscopy Using WFIRST

@article{Burrows2014ScientificRO,
  title={Scientific Return of Coronagraphic Exoplanet Imaging and Spectroscopy Using WFIRST},
  author={Adam S. Burrows},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  year={2014}
}
  • A. Burrows
  • Published 18 December 2014
  • Geology, Physics
  • arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
In this study, we explore and review the scientific potential for exoplanet characterization by a high-contrast optical coronagraph on WFIRST/AFTA. We suggest that the heterogeneity in albedo spectra and planet/star flux ratios as a function of orbital distance, planet mass, and composition expected for the giant exoplanets at separations from their primaries accessible to WFIRST will provide unique constraints on giant planet atmospheres, evolution, aerosol and cloud properties, and general… 

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