Exoplanet Solar System Synergies
This web page is provided to help promote community efforts on breaking down traditional barriers to collaboration between the exoplanet and Solar System communities. Recent and current efforts include tutorial talks to help demystify key aspects of Solar System and exoplanet science, and dedicated workshops to help identify productive avenues for future collaboration between the exoplanet, Solar System, heliophysics and Earth science communities
Exoplanet in Our Backyard (EiOBY) Workshop
Exoplanets in Our Backyard was a workshop hosted by the Venus Exploration Analysis Group (VEXAG), the Outer Planets Assessment Group (OPAG), and the Exoplanet Exploration Program Analysis Group (ExoPAG) to examine and discuss exoplanet-solar system synergies on planetary properties, formation, evolution, and habitability. Topics covered included comparative planetology on worlds near and far; solar system studies as a baseline to inform studies of extrasolar planetary properties and evolution; and lessons learned on planetary statistics, demographics, and system architectures from extrasolar planetary systems. Findings from this workshop were developed to guide how we can best foster and enhance collaborations among scientists in the solar system and exoplanet communities, with ramifications for the direction of future exploration and observations of worlds in the solar system and beyond.
Exoplanets In Our Backyard 1.5 Session at AGU Fall 2020
A follow-up to Exoplanets in Our Backyard (EioB 1.5) will be hosted as an Innovative Session at AGU this year, to again help increase both reach and collaboration across communities. The session will include an informative primer session, a topical session on laboratory and field work needed to support planetary and exoplanetary observations and modeling and an open discussion session. The full schedule for this session can be found here:
ExoPAG Science Interest Group 3 Tutorial Talks
The ExoPAG Science Interest Group 3 on Exoplanet Solar System synergies is supporting and organizing Tutorial Talks aimed at introducing field newcomers to important topics or methods in planetary and exoplanetary science. The talks include a 30-minute tutorial from an expert to introduce the topic, followed by a 30 minute group discussion of a recent paper in which the topic/method features.
Recordings of Past Presentations:
- August 2020 - Volatile Solubilities in Rocks - Laura Schaefer
- September 2020 - How to Leverage NASA's Planetary Data System Atmospheres Node for Exoplanet Science - Nancy Chanover
- October 2020 - The advantages and Challenges of M Dwarfs as Planet Hosts - Elisabeth Newton
- November 2020 - Spectra of Solar System Planets for Exoplanet Scientists - Mark Marley & Victoria Meadows
- December 2020 - Transit-Timing and Photodynamics of the TRAPPIST-1 System - Eric Agol / Possible Interiors of TRAPPIST-1 Planets - Caroline Dorn
- January 2021 - Formation, Evolution, and Structure of Giant Planets - Ravit Helled / Fuzzy Cores in our Prototypical Gas Giants: Evidence from Juno and Cassini - Chris Mankovich
- February 2021 - How to "See" the Atmosphere of a Transiting Exoplanet - Laura Krediberg