The Science of Exoplanets and Their Systems

Lammer, Helmut; Blanc, Michel; Benz, Willy; Fridlund, Malcolm; Coudé du Foresto, Vincent; Güdel, Manuel; Rauer, Heike; Udry, Stephane; Bonnet, Roger-Maurice; Falanga, Maurizio; Charbonneau, David; Helled, Ravit; Kley, Willy; Linsky, Jeffrey; Elkins-Tanton, Linda T.; Alibert, Yann; Chassefière, Eric; Encrenaz, Therese; Hatzes, Artie P.; Lin, Douglas; ... (2013). The Science of Exoplanets and Their Systems. Astrobiology, 13(9), pp. 793-813. Mary Ann Liebert 10.1089/ast.2013.0997

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A scientific forum on “The Future Science of Exoplanets and Their Systems,” sponsored by Europlanet* and the International Space Science Institute (ISSI)† and co-organized by the Center for Space and Habitability (CSH)‡ of the University of Bern, was held during December 5 and 6, 2012, in Bern, Switzerland. It gathered 24 well-known specialists in exoplanetary, Solar System, and stellar science to discuss the future of the fast-expanding field of exoplanetary research, which now has nearly 1000 objects to analyze and compare and will develop even more quickly over the coming years. The forum discussions included a review of current observational knowledge, efforts for exoplanetary atmosphere characterization and their formation, water formation, atmospheric evolution, habitability aspects, and our understanding of how exoplanets interact with their stellar and galactic environment throughout their history. Several important and timely research areas of focus for further research efforts in the field were identified by the forum participants. These scientific topics are related to the origin and formation of water and its delivery to planetary bodies and the role of the disk in relation to planet formation, including constraints from observations as well as star-planet interaction processes and their consequences for atmosphere-magnetosphere environments, evolution, and habitability. The relevance of these research areas is outlined in this report, and possible themes for future ISSI workshops are identified that may be proposed by the international research community over the coming 2–3 years.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > Space Research and Planetary Sciences > Theoretical Astrophysics and Planetary Science (TAPS)
08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > Space Research and Planetary Sciences

UniBE Contributor:

Benz, Willy and Alibert, Yann

Subjects:

500 Science > 520 Astronomy
600 Technology > 620 Engineering
500 Science > 530 Physics

ISSN:

1531-1074

Publisher:

Mary Ann Liebert

Language:

English

Submitter:

Cléa Serpollier

Date Deposited:

14 Aug 2014 09:43

Last Modified:

25 Aug 2016 14:48

Publisher DOI:

10.1089/ast.2013.0997

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.46236

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/46236

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