Astronomy 309L: Extraterrestrial Life -- Course Web Page

Fall 2003  Unique No. 46585, MWF 2:00-3:00, WEL 3.502


  Links
 
 
 
  Extrasolar Planets
 
 
    Word Document With Several Extrasolar Planet Links   309LExoplanetWebLinks.doc  
 
 
 
    The following are the links contained in the above Word document, which discuss extrasolar planet searches or contain more links on the same subject.  
 
 
 
    Excellent summary of different search methods; part of Kepler transit mission web site.   http://www.kepler.arc.nasa.gov/Capabilities.html  
 
    UC Berkeley set of links to many sites containing information on exoplanet searches and astrobiology/SETI in general.   http://exoplanets.org/linkframe.html  
 
    The Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia. Comprehensive and up to date.   http://www.obspm.fr/encycl/encycl.html  
 
    From above Encyclopedia, many links to ongoing or upcoming search projects.   http://www.obspm.fr/encycl/sites.html  
 
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA exoplanet site, specializing in Keck, SIM, and TPF interferometer missions.   http://planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov/  
 
    Searching for terrestrial-like worlds with Kepler, TPF, and DARWIN missions.   http://science.nasa.gov/headlines...  
 
    Description of Kepler Mission for detecting Earth-mass planets from space.   http://space.com/searchforlife/seti_kepler_020110.html  
 
    Tutorial and links.   http://www.public.asu.edu/~sciref/exoplnt.htm  
 
    STARE transit search program (1 detection so far). Contains brief tutorial on other methods and links.   http://www.hao.ucar.edu/public/research/stare/overview.html  
 
    Darwin space interferometer page, with connections to virtually all planet search programs.   http://ast.star.rl.ac.uk/darwin/searches.html  
 
    Two links: chemical analysis of an exoplanet atmosphere using the transit technique.   http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2001/ast27nov_1.htm  
      http://www.space.com/scienceas...
 
    Adaptive optics direct imaging of exo-Jupiter from the ground.   http://www.washingtonpost.com/...  
 
    GAIA future space astrometry mission.   http://astro.estec.esa.nl/GAIA/science/ExtraSolar_Planets.html  
 
    NASA summary of search for atmospheric signs of life.   http://science.nasa.gov/headl...  
 
 
 
 
  Astrobiology
 
 
    Use the following URLs to link to web sites and downloadable articles on Astrobiology.  
 
 
 
    NASA National Astrobiology Institute web site with links:   http://www.nai.arc.nasa.gov/  
 
    Astrobiology Magazine on the web (daily stories, searches,links):   http://www.astrobio.net  
 
    Astrobiology.com--links to almost all topics we will cover, search engine, and more:   http://www.astrobiology.com  
 
    Encyclopedia of Astrobiology, Astronomy, and Spaceflight:   http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/ETEmain.html