The formation and evolution of planetary systems: Placing our solar system in context

D. Backman, S. Beckwith, J. Carpenter, M. Cohen, T. Henning, L. Hillenbrand, D. Hines, D. Hollenbach, J. Lunine, R. Malhotra, M. Meyer, J. Najita, D. Padgett, D. Soderblom, J. Stauffer, S. Strom, D. Watson, S. Weidenschilling, E. Young, P. Morris

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The spectrophotometric observations of solar system were studied to provide an astronomical context for understanding the solar system. Investigations show that the mid-infrared spectroscopic observations were sensitive to dust particles, which in turn probe the physical conditions in the disk. Data was collected to realize the fundamental limits imposed by the instrument stability and systematic calibration uncertainities. The results show the measurement of mean properties of the evolving dust disks, and the measurement of various evolutionary paths related to stellar properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-354
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
Issue number539
StatePublished - Apr 2003
EventProceedings of the Conference - Towards Other Earths: DARWIN/TPF and the Search for Extrasolar Terrestrial Planets - Heidelberg, Germany
Duration: Apr 22 2003Apr 25 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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