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Paper: Scientific Output of Single Aperture Imaging of Exoplanets
Volume: 430, Pathways Towards Habitable Planets
Page: 37
Authors: Gratton, R.; Bonavita, M.; Desidera, S.; Boccaletti, A.; Kasper, M.; Kerber, F.; Boccaletti, A.; Kasper, M.; Kerber, F.
Abstract: We discuss the scientific output expected from single aperture imaging of exoplanets by comparing expected detections from different ground-based and space instruments, either in construction or proposed for the future. Images of a few young giant planets have been already obtained, and many more are expected with planet finders on 8 meter class telescopes or JWST. Direct detections of Neptune-like and rocky planets require a new generation of instruments, either specialized satellites or extremely large telescopes from the ground. We emphasize that ELT’s, and in particular the E-ELT, may allow the characterization of planets detectable with indirect techniques, like RV and astrometry, allowing an important step forward in planetary science.
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