Target Selection for SETI. I. A Catalog of Nearby Habitable Stellar Systems

@article{Turnbull2003TargetSF,
  title={Target Selection for SETI. I. A Catalog of Nearby Habitable Stellar Systems},
  author={Margaret C. Turnbull and Jill C. Tarter University of Arizona and Seti Institute},
  journal={Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series},
  year={2003},
  volume={145},
  pages={181-198}
}
In preparation for the advent of the Allen Telescope Array, the SETI Institute has the need to greatly expand its former list of ~2000 targets compiled for Project Phoenix, a search for extraterrestrial technological signals. In this paper we present a catalog of stellar systems that are potentially habitable to complex life forms (including intelligent life), which comprises the largest portion of the new SETI target list. The Catalog of Nearby Habitable Systems (HabCat) was created from the… Expand

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