Telescope for Habitable Exoplanets and Interstellar/Intergalactic Astronomy

Summary

Telescope for Habitable Exoplanets and Interstellar/Intergalactic Astronomy (THEIA) is a NASA-proposed 4-metre optical/ultraviolet space telescope that would succeed the Hubble Space Telescope and complement the infrared-James Webb Space Telescope. THEIA would use a 40-metre occulter to block starlight so as to directly image exoplanets.

It was proposed with three main instruments and an occulter:[1]

  • eXoPlanet Characterizer (XPC)
  • Star Formation Camera (SFC),
  • Ultraviolet Spectrograph (UVS)
  • A separate occulter spacecraft

See also

References

  1. ^ [1]
  • THEIA Website

External links

  • 2010 white paper (.pdf)
  • Design of a telescope-occulter system for THEIA