12 October 2004 Extrasolar Planetary Imaging Coronagraph (EPIC)
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The Extrasolar Planetary Imaging Coronagraph (EPIC) will provide the first direct measurements of a broad range of fundamental physical characteristics of giant planets in other solar systems. These characteristics include orbital inclination, mass, brightness, color, the presence (or absence) of CH4 and H2O, and orbital or rotational-driven variability. EPIC utilizes a 1.5 meter telescope coupled to a Visible Nulling Coronagraph to achieve these science goals. EPIC has been proposed as a Discovery Mission.
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Mark Clampin, Gary J. Melnick, Richard G. Lyon, Holland Ford, J. Roger P. Angel, Daniel Y. Gezari, David A. Golimowski, George F. Hartig, Martin Harwit, Matt Holman, Garth D. Illingworth, Scott Kenyon, Douglas N.C. Lin, Mark Marley, Scot S. Olivier, Larry Petro, Dimitar D. Sasselov, Jean Louis Schneider, Sara Seager, Michael Shao, William Brian Sparks, Volker Tolls, Alycia Weinberger, Hsiao Smith, Ruth Chaing Carter, Robert A. Woodruff, Brent Hyatt, Stephen E. Kendrick, David Purmot, "Extrasolar Planetary Imaging Coronagraph (EPIC)", Proc. SPIE 5487, Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Space Telescopes, (12 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.552314; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.552314
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