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dc.contributor.authorMuirhead, Philip S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSkinner, Julie N.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRadigan, Jacquelineen_US
dc.contributor.authorTriaud, Amauryen_US
dc.contributor.authorTheissen, Christopheren_US
dc.contributor.authorGagliuffi, Daniella Bardalezen_US
dc.contributor.authorTamburo, Patricken_US
dc.contributor.authorBurgasser, Adamen_US
dc.contributor.authorFaherty, Jacquelineen_US
dc.contributor.authorStephens, Deniseen_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-08T14:05:13Z
dc.date.available2020-04-08T14:05:13Z
dc.date.issued2019-03-18
dc.identifierhttp://arxiv.org/abs/1903.08090v1
dc.identifier.citationPhilip S Muirhead, Julie N Skinner, Jacqueline Radigan, Amaury Triaud, Christopher Theissen, Daniella Bardalez Gagliuffi, Patrick Tamburo, Adam Burgasser, Jacqueline Faherty, Denise Stephens. 2019. "Searching for Exosatellites Orbiting L and T Dwarfs: Connecting Planet Formation to Moon Formation and Finding New Temperate Worlds."
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/40038
dc.description.abstractL-type and T-type dwarfs span the boundaries between main-sequence stars, brown dwarfs, and planetary-mass objects. For these reasons, L and T dwarfs are the perfect laboratories for exploring the relationship between planet formation and moon formation, and evidence suggests they may be swarming with close-in rocky satellites, though none have been found to date. The discovery of satellites orbiting L or T dwarfs will have transformative implications for the nature of planets, moons and even life in the Universe. These transiting satellites will be prime targets for characterization with NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. In this white paper, we discuss the scientific motivations behind searching for transiting satellites orbiting L and T dwarfs and argue that robotizing current 1-to-2-meter US optical/infrared (O/IR) facilities and equipping them with recently developed low-cost infrared imagers will enable these discoveries in the next decade. Furthermore, robotizing the 1-to-2-meter O/IR fleet is highly synergistic with rapid follow-up of transient and multi-messenger events.en_US
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dc.subjectEarth and planetary astrophysicsen_US
dc.subjectSolar and stellar astrophysicsen_US
dc.subjectStars and stellar evolutionen_US
dc.subjectPlanetary systemsen_US
dc.subjectMulti-messenger astronomy and astrophysicsen_US
dc.titleSearching for exosatellites orbiting L and T dwarfs: connecting planet formation to moon formation and finding new temperate worldsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted manuscripten_US
pubs.elements-sourcemanual-entryen_US
pubs.notesScience white paper submitted to the Astro 2020 Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysicsen_US
pubs.notesEmbargo: No embargoen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciencesen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Astronomyen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0002-0638-8822 (Muirhead, Philip S)
dc.identifier.mycv488617


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