Reflected Light Observations of the Galilean Satellites from Cassini: A Testbed for Cold Terrestrial Exoplanets
For terrestrial exoplanets with thin atmospheres, the surface will contribute to the reflected light signal of the planet. We present the expected contrast ratios of icy terrestrial exoplanets and discuss the implications on direct-imaging missions.
Exoplanets in Our Backyard: Solar System and Exoplanet Synergies on Planetary Formation, Evolution, and Habitability
- Pub Date:
- February 2020