High-Energy Photon and Particle Effects on Exoplanet Atmospheres and Habitability

Drake, J.; ...; Oskinova, L.; et al. (44 authors);

Energetic stellar photon and particle radiation evaporates and erodes planetary atmospheres and controls upper atmospheric chemistry. Understanding of exoplanet atmospheres, their evolution and determination of habitability requires a powerful high-resolution X-ray imaging and spectroscopic observatory to characterize stellar energetic radiation.

Preprint (drake-decadal-survey.pdf, 2.7MB)

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