Highly constrained planet masses are needed to break degeneracies in exoplanet transit transmission spectra.
The combination of JWST's NIRISS SOSS and NIRSpec G395H give transit transmission spectra with most information content.
PandExo simulates observations of JWST and HST to help the community with proposal prep.
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4 billion years ago Mars could have flip flopped between warm and frozen climates
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Early Mars could've stayed warm with a thick greenhouse atmosphere made of Hydrogen and Carbon Dioxide
NYFA students explained the complex process of transit tranmission spectroscopy of exoplanet atmospheres through animations. Check out their final product >>
Not only did I not win any of these competitions, I choked on stage and forgot what I was saying in one of the final rounds. S%#*t happens, keep going & keep improving!
The only STEM badges girl scouts in PA could earn were "Science of Makeup" and "History of Fashion". Needless to say, we did something about that.
In order to get high enough SNR on the atmospheres small temperate planets with JWST, we will have to stack many transits.
A collection of images and figures I've made for various NASA missions
A collection of images and figures I've made for exoplanet science