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Habitable Worlds 2017: Topics

Following the Nexus for Exoplanet System Science (NExSS) goal to investigate how exoplanet history, geology, and climate interact to create the conditions for life and bio-signature detection, the workshop aims to address the following four questions and sub-topics:

What are the properties of habitable planets?

  • Habitable zones and habitability
  • Climate models
  • Stellar properties (type, age)
  • Star-planet interactions

What would they look like?

  • Earth science
  • Solar System planets (e.g. Mars, Venus, Europa)
  • Biosignatures

How do we find and characterize find them?

  • RV
  • Transits
  • TTV
  • Direct imaging
  • Solar system probe missions
  • Improving statistical methodology

How do they form and what are their histories?

  • Planet formation
  • Protoplanetary and debris disks
  • Small solar system bodies
  • Meteoritics

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