Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:00 PM - Thursday, January 21, 2021 1:00 PM
During the voyage of an Interstellar Probe mission to the edge of our Heliosphere and beyond, there exist many opportunities for new discoveries relevant to exoplanetary science. As an inhabited and known system, our solar system represents a treasure trove of information for the exoplanet community, and an Interstellar Probe mission provides a rare opportunity to literally bridge the gap from the view of the solar system from the inside to how it appears from the outside. Additionally, the long duration of an Interstellar Probe’s nominal mission would allow it to monitor a host of dynamic worlds for much longer than a typical planned observatory could for a given exoplanet, and potentially include analogous effects (bright background objects, dim targets, and intervening gas and dust, among others). This webinar will explore what can be learned from observing the solar system as an analogue of an exoplanetary system, what measurements could be made, and how those measurements would lead to a better understanding of exoplanetary science and our solar system.