High Resolution Imaging of Young Planets

Presenter: Benjamin Zuckerman, University of California, Los Angeles
When: June 27, 2005 11AM PDT

Current, state of the art, imaging with the Hubble Space Telescope and
with adaptive optics on large ground-based telescopes is insufficiently
sensitive to detect starlight reflected from old cold extrasolar planets.
However, massive planets with ages less than 100 million years are
sufficiently self-luminous to be within our grasp now. This talk will
focus on the first successful infrared imaging detections of extrasolar
planets and on what can be learned now and in the near future from direct
imaging of such planets.

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