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ExoPlanet Task Force (ExoPTF)

In December 2006 the NSF-NASA-DOE Astronomy and Astrophysics Advisory Committee (AAAC) established an ExoPlanet Task Force (ExoPTF) as a subcommittee to advise NSF and NASA on the future of the ground-based and space-based search for and study of exo-planets, planetary systems, Earth-like planets and habitable environments around other stars. The ExoPTF is asked to recommend a 15-year strategy to detect and characterize exo-planets and planetary systems, and their formation and evolution, including specifically the identification of nearby candidate Earth-like planets and study of their habitability. The ExoPTF will work in cooperation with agency efforts to advance the justification, specification and optimization of planet finding and characterizing opportunities.


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The task force also presented two preliminary briefings on its major findings and recommendations:


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For additional information contact:
        Stephen Ridgway
        stephen.t.ridgway@nasa.gov
        (202) 358-3859
        Preferred Contact Method: E-Mail

 

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