2 August 2014 Interpreting EChO's future data: biological laboratory extimates under M star's planetary surface conditions
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The EChO Exoplanet Atmosphere Characterization mission will have in the midst of its main targets, planets that orbit M stars in their or very close to their habitable zone. In this framework at the Astronomical Observatory of Padova (INAF) we are going to perform experiments that will give us an idea about the possible modification of the atmosphere by photosynthetic biota present on the planet surface. In the framework of the project "Atmosphere In a Test Tube", planetary environmental conditions are being performed. The bacteria that are being studied are Acaryochloris marina, Chroococcidiopsis sp., Cyanidium Caldarium and Halomicronema hongdechloris and tests are being performed with LISA ambient simulator in the laboratory of the Padova Astronomical Observatory.
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Marco S. Erculiani, Riccardo U. Claudi, Enrico Giro, Giuseppe Galletta, Maurizio D'Alessandro, Giancarlo Farisato, Luigi Lessio, Giuseppina Micela, Daniela Billi, "Interpreting EChO's future data: biological laboratory extimates under M star's planetary surface conditions", Proc. SPIE 9143, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 914355 (2 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055854; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2055854


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