The Roman Space Telescope Exoplanet Imaging
Welcome to Roman Space Telescope Exoplanet Imaging Data Challenge
The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope (Roman, formally WFIRST) Exoplanet Imaging Data Challenge and Tutrorial Suite are for exoplanet scientists who are interested in learning the art and science of high contrast imaging of exoplanetary systems. Roman's Coronagraph Instrument (formally CGI), with a possible Starshade rendezvous, is the only exoplanet imaging instrument planned for flight in the next decade.
The Data Challenge material is an excellent way to become familiar with the intricacies of the first spaceborne high contrast exoplanet imaging mission, as a pathfinder to future flagship missions.
The official 2019-2020 Data Challenge opened on October 20 2019 and closed on June 20th 2020. Submissions were done in 4 steps, asking specific questions and allowing for discussion of findings. Judging of the submissions will be done by a panel of reviewers assembled from the Turnbull Science Investigation Team (SIT) and the wider exoplanet community. Winning participant(s) will be funded to present their results and methods at a major exoplanet conference in 2020. After the deadline, all participants/teams are encouraged to publish their results.
The scope was to reveal a fictitious exoplanetary system around the nearby solar-type star 47 UMa: