Marc J Kuchner

Marc J Kuchner

  • Citizen Science Officer
  • Additional Roles: RESEARCH ASTROPHYSICIST
  • 301.286.5165
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 667
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    Marc Kuchner is an astrophysicist and the Citizen Science Officer for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. His job is to foster citizen science at NASA; he oversees a portfolio of roughly 25 NASA-funded citizen science projects, reaching more than a million volunteers. He also serves as the principal investigator of the Zooniverse citizen science projects Disk Detective and Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 which search for new planet-forming disks, brown dwarfs and planets using data from NASA's WISE mission.


    Besides citizen science, Kuchner is known for work on imaging of disks and exoplanets, for which he received an early career achievement award from SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics in 2009. Together with Wesley Traub, he invented the band-limited coronagraph, a design to be used on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). He is also known for his novel supercomputer models of planet-disk interactions and for developing the ideas of ocean planets and carbon planets. 

     

    Research Interests

    Research Interests and Ongoing Projects

    Marc's interests and ongoing research projects.include: uses of Virtual Reality in astrophysics, transiting planets and the TESS mission, and Venus's co-orbital asteroids.
     

    Positions/Employment

    2018 - Present

    Citizen Science Officer

    NASA Science Engagement and Partnerships Division, NASA Headquarters
    2006 - Present

    Astrophysicist

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
    2003 - 2006

    Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow

    Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
    2000 - 2003

    Michaelson Postdoctoral Fellow

    Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA

    Education

    Ph.D. Astronomy with a Minor in Physics, Caltech, 2000
    Thesis: Exozodiacal Dust, Advisor: Michael E. Brown
    A.B. Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics with Honors, Harvard University, 1994

    Teaching Experience

    Graduate Students:

    University of Oklahoma Astronomy Student: Steven Silverberg, 2015–2019

    Penn State University Astronomy Student: Alex Richert, 2015–2018

    University of Maryland Baltimore County Physics Student: Erika Nesvold, 2010–2015 

    University of Maryland Physics Student: Christopher Stark, 2005–2010

    Postdoctoral Fellows:

    Aki Roberge, NPP Postdoctoral Fellow, GSFC. Now a staff scientist at GSFC.

    Ruslan Belikov, NPP Postdoctoral Fellow, GSFC. Now a staff scientist at NASA Ames.

    Hannah Jang-Condell, Michelson Postdoctoral Fellow, GSFC/UMD. Now an assistant professor at the University of Wyoming.

    John Debes NPP postdoctoral fellow, GSFC. Now a staff scientist at STScI.

    Thayne Currie, NPP postdoctoral fellow, GSFC. Now a researcher at NASA Ames

    Margaret Pan, NPP postdoctoral fellow, GSFC. Now a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto.

    Petr Pokory, Catholic University of America postdoctoral fellow

    Veselin Kostov, NPP postdoctoral fellow

    Additional Thesis Committees

    Swinburne University of Technology Ph. D. student, Elodie Thilliez, 2017 University of Jena

    Ph. D. student, Christian Vitense, 2012

    SAO Predoctoral Student: Tommy Grav, 2002

    Johns Hopkins University Physics Ph. D. Student: Richard Barry, 2006–

    Interns

    International Space University Master’s Student: Susan Higaship, 2018--

    International Space University Master’s Student: Shambo Bhattacharjee, 2015

    International Space University Master’s Student: Dawoon Jung, 2014

    Eleanor Roosevelt High School Senior Intern: James Greene, 2005

    Princeton Undergraduate Junior Paper: Daniel Miller, 2003

    Harvard Undergraduate Senior Thesis: Sean Moran, 2002

    Harvard REU Summer Student: Joannah Metz, 2002

    Classroom Teaching Experience:

    Lecturer in Astronomy, Rio Hondo College, 1996 

    Professional Societies

    American Astronomical Society, 1998 - Present
    National Association of Science Writers, 2012 - Present

    Professional Service

    Citizen Science Officer, Science Mission Directorate, 2018--

    Member, SEEC ISFM Work Package Team, 2018--

    Member, EIMM ISFM Work Package Team, 2018--

    NASA ADAP Review Panelist, 2018

    PI, Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 Citizen Science Project, 2017-

    Lead Organizer, National Capital Area Disks (NCAD) Meeting, 2016

    PI, DiskDetective.org citizen science website. Launched 2014

    Science Team. PICTURE-C Coronagraph, 2014

    WFIRST-AFTA Study Scientist, 2014

    NASA HQ Research and Analysis Working Group, SERA Program, 2014

    Science Team, ACESat: Alpha Centauri Exoplanet Satellite, 2014

    JWST Communications Scientist, 2014

    NASA Exoplanet Exploration Program Science and Technology Definition Team, 2013-

    Science Team, BENI Explorer mission (proposed), 2012-

    Scientific Organizing Committee, Planets Around Stellar Remnants meeting, 2011

    EXCEDE Explorer Mission Proposal Science Team, 2011

    SPICES ESA Medium-Class Mission Proposal Science Team, 2011

    Scientific Organizer, NASA GSFC Signposts of Planets meeting, 2011

    Scientific Organizing Committee, Disks, Meteorites, and Planetesimals meeting, 2010

    NASA Goddard Space Center Astrobiology Team (PI Mike Mumma), 2009–2014

    Keck/IRTF Management and Operations Working Group, 2009–2011

    NASA TDEM Review Panel, 2009–

    eXtrasolar Planet Characterizer (XPC) Science Team, 2008–2009

    Bern International Space Science Institute Team, Exozodiacal Dust Disks and DARWIN, 2007–

    Scientific Organizing Committee, Extreme Planetary Systems, Santorini, 2007 Science Director’s Council, Goddard Space Flight Center, 2007

    Astrophysics Science Division Prize Committee, Goddard Space Flight Center, 2007

    Scientific Organizing Committee, TPF/Darwin Conference, 2006

    New Worlds Discoverer Science Team, 2006–

    Gemini/Near Infrared Coronagraphic Imager(NICI) Campaign Science Team, 2005

    Chair, Lab Chief Search Committee, GSFC Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophys. Lab., 2006

    Subaru HiCiao Adaptive Optics Instrument Preliminary Design Review Panelist, 2005

    Session Chair, STSCI Nearby Resolved Debris Disks Workshop, 2005

    Founder and Organizer, “Exoplanet Club” Seminar Series, GSFC, 2005–

    Terrestrial Planet Finder Coronagraph Science & Technology Definition Team, 2005–2006 Chair, Committee on Circumstellar Disks

    Scientific Organizer (1 of 4), Aspen Winter Conference on Planet Formation, 2005

    NASA TPF/SSO Review Panelist, 2004, 2005

    Orgainizer, Princeton Conference on General Astrophysics with TPF, 2004

    Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF) Science Working Group, 2002–2004

    Chair, Committee on General Astrophysics and Comparative Planetology Northrop Grumman Space Technology TPF Science Advisory Team, 2003

    Space Infrared Interferometric Telecsope (SPIRIT) Science Team, 2003–

    Founder, Astrobiology Seminar Series, Princeton University, 2003

    Aspen Gemini Future Instrumentation Workshop: U.S. Delegate, 2003

    Eclipse Coronagraph Science Team, 2002–

    Fourier-Kelvin Space Interferometer (FKSI) Science Team, 2002–

    Princeton Extra-Solar Planets Advanced Mission Concepts Team, 2002

    Harvard-Smithsonian CfA Giant Segmented Mirror Telescope Committee, 2002

    Chair, Extrasolar Planets Session, AAS Division of Planetary Sciences Meetings, 2001,2002

    Ball Aerospace TPF Architecture Team, 2001

    Founder, Planet Formation Discussion Group, Harvard-Smithsonian CfA, 2001

    Solar System Dust Panel, Planetary Science Decadal Survey, 2001

    Awards

    Robert H. Goddard Award, Disk Detective Team, 2016

    NASA Honor Award, Center Research & Analysis Workforce Planning Team, 2015

    Gold medal, Axiom Business Book Awards 2013

    Silver Nautilus Book Award in Business/Leadership, 2012

    SPIE Early Career Award, 2009

    Marquis Who’s Who In America, 2006–

    Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Fellowship, 1994–199

    Westinghouse Science Competition, Semifinalist, 199

    Harvard University Honors Scholarship, 1990

    Special Experience

    South By Southwest (SXSW) Conference Panelist, 2018

    Google Science Foo Camp, 2015, 2017

    Science Advisor, Baltimore Museum of Science Planetarium Show, Beyond the Eight Planets, 2006

    Science Advisor, Boston Museum of Science Planetarium Show, Far Far Away: The Worlds of Star Wars, 2005

    Publications

    Refereed

    Pokorný, P., and M. Kuchner. 2019. "Co-orbital Asteroids as the Source of Venus's Zodiacal Dust Ring." The Astrophysical Journal, 873 (2): L16 [10.3847/2041-8213/ab0827]

    Pokorný, P., D. Janches, M. Sarantos, et al. J. R. Szalay, M. Horányi, D. Nesvorný, and M. J. Kuchner. 2019. "Meteoroids at the Moon: Orbital Properties, Surface Vaporization, and Impact Ejecta Production." Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, [10.1029/2018je005912]

    Baranec, C., M. Chun, D. Hall, et al. M. Connelley, K. Hodapp, D. Huber, M. Liu, E. Magnier, K. Meech, M. Takamiya, R. Griffiths, R. Riddle, R. Dekany, M. Kasliwal, R. Lau, N. M. Law, O. Guyon, I. de Pater, M. Wong, E. Ofek, H. Hammel, M. Kuchner, A. Simon, A. Moore, M. Kissler-Patig, and M. A. van Dam. 2018. "The Robo-AO-2 facility for rapid visible/near-infrared AO imaging and the demonstration of hybrid techniques." Adaptive Optics Systems VI, [10.1117/12.2312835]

    Schneider, G., C. A. Grady, C. C. Stark, et al. A. Gaspar, J. Carson, J. H. Debes, T. Henning, D. C. Hines, H. Jang-Condell, M. J. Kuchner, M. Perrin, T. J. Rodigas, M. Tamura, and J. P. Wisniewski. 2016. "Deep HST/STIS Visible-light Imaging of Debris Systems around Solar Analog Hosts." The Astronomical Journal, 152 (3): 64 [10.3847/0004-6256/152/3/64]

    Marino, S., L. Matrà, C. Stark, et al. M. C. Wyatt, S. Casassus, G. Kennedy, D. Rodriguez, B. Zuckerman, S. Perez, W. R. Dent, M. Kuchner, A. M. Hughes, G. Schneider, A. Steele, A. Roberge, J. Donaldson, and E. Nesvold. 2016. "Exocometary gas in the HD 181327 debris ring." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 460 (3): 2933-2944 [10.1093/mnras/stw1216]

    Nesvold, E. R., and M. J. Kuchner. 2015. "A SMACK Model of Colliding Planetesimals in the βPictoris Debris Disk." The Astrophysical Journal, 815 (1): 61 [10.1088/0004-637x/815/1/61]

    Stark, C. C., G. Schneider, A. J. Weinberger, et al. J. H. Debes, C. A. Grady, M. J. Kuchner, and H. Jang-Condell. 2014. "Revealing Asymmetries in the HD 181327 Debris Disk: A Recent Massive Collision or Interstellar Medium Warping ." Astrophysical Journal, 789: 58.

    Schneider, G., C. A. Grady, D. C. Hines, et al. C. C. Stark, J. H. Debes, J. Carson, M. J. Kuchner, M. D. Perrin, A. J. Weinberger, J. P. Wisniewski, M. D. Silverstone, H. Jang-Condell, T. Henning, B. E. Woodgate, E. Serabyn, A. Moro-Martin, M. Tamura, P. M. Hinz, and T. J. Rodigas. 2014. "Probing for Exoplanets Hiding in Dusty Debris Disks: Disk Imaging, Characterization, and Exploration with HST/STIS Multi-Roll Coronagraphy." ArXiv e-prints, arXiv:1406.7303:

    Stark, C. C., G. Schneider, A. J. Weinberger, et al. J. H. Debes, C. A. Grady, H. Jang-Condell, and M. J. Kuchner. 2014. "Revealing Asymmetries in the HD 181327 Debris Disk: A Recent Massive Collision or Interstellar Medium Warping." The Astrophysical Journal, 789: 58 [10.1088/0004-637X/789/1/58]

    Mennesson, B., R. Millan-Gabet, M. M. Colavita, et al. E. Serabyn, P. Hinz, M. Kuchner, W. Liu, R. Barry, C. Stark, S. Ragland, J. Woillez, W. Traub, O. Absil, D. Defrere, J. C. Augereau, and J. Lebreton. 2012. "Keck Interferometer Nuller science highlights." Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series, 8445: [10.1117/12.926548]

    Roberge, A., C. H. Chen, R. Millan-Gabet, et al. A. J. Weinberger, P. M. Hinz, K. R. Stapelfeldt, O. Absil, M. J. Kuchner, and G. Bryden. 2012. "The Exozodiacal Dust Problem for Direct Observations of Exo-Earths." Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 124: 799 [10.1086/667218]

    Ballard, S., J. L. Christiansen, D. Charbonneau, et al. D. Deming, M. J. Holman, M. F. A'Hearn, D. D. Wellnitz, R. K. Barry, M. J. Kuchner, T. A. Livengood, T. Hewagama, J. M. Sunshine, D. L. Hampton, C. M. Lisse, S. Seager, and J. F. Veverka. 2011. "A Search for Additional Planets in Five of the Exoplanetary Systems Studied by the NASA EPOXI Mission." The Astrophysical Journal, 732: 41 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/0004-637X/732/1/41]

    Millan-Gabet, R., E. Serabyn, B. Mennesson, et al. W. A. Traub, R. K. Barry, W. C. Danchi, M. Kuchner, C. C. Stark, S. Ragland, M. Hrynevych, J. Woillez, K. Stapelfeldt, G. Bryden, M. M. Colavita, and A. J. Booth. 2011. "Exozodiacal Dust Levels for Nearby Main-sequence Stars: A Survey with the Keck Interferometer Nuller." The Astrophysical Journal, 734: 67 [10.1088/0004-637X/734/1/67]

    Leisawitz, D., D. Benford, A. Blain, et al. J. Carr, M. Fich, J. Fischer, P. Goldsmith, J. Greaves, M. Griffin, G. Helou, R. Ivison, M. Kuchner, R. Lyon, H. Matsuo, S. A. Rinehart, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, R. Silverberg, J. Staguhn, S. Unwin, D. Wilner, A. Wootten, and E. L. Wright. 2011. "Is Space-based Interferometry Dead?" American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #218, #32401; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol 43, 2011, 218: 32401 [Full Text (Link)]

    Li, J., M. J. Kuchner, R. J. Allen, and S. S. Sheppard. 2011. "Measuring the sizes, shapes, surface features and rotations of Solar System objects with interferometry." Icarus, 211: 1007 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1016/j.icarus.2010.11.017]

    Wahhaj, Z., M. C. Liu, B. A. Biller, et al. F. Clarke, E. L. Nielsen, L. M. Close, T. L. Hayward, E. E. Mamajek, M. Cushing, T. Dupuy, M. Tecza, N. Thatte, M. Chun, C. Ftaclas, M. Hartung, I. N. Reid, E. L. Shkolnik, S. H. Alencar, P. Artymowicz, A. Boss, E. de Gouveia Dal Pino, J. Gregorio-Hetem, S. Ida, M. Kuchner, D. N. Lin, and D. W. Toomey. 2011. "The Gemini NICI Planet-finding Campaign: Discovery of a Substellar L Dwarf Companion to the Nearby Young M Dwarf CD-35 2722." The Astrophysical Journal, 729: 139 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/0004-637X/729/2/139]

    Ballard, S., J. L. Christiansen, D. Charbonneau, et al. D. Deming, M. J. Holman, D. Fabrycky, M. F. A'Hearn, D. D. Wellnitz, R. K. Barry, M. J. Kuchner, T. A. Livengood, T. Hewagama, J. M. Sunshine, D. L. Hampton, C. M. Lisse, S. Seager, and J. F. Veverka. 2010. "A Search for Additional Planets in the NASA EPOXI Observations of the Exoplanet System GJ 436." The Astrophysical Journal, 716: 1047 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/0004-637X/716/2/1047]

    Matranga, M., J. J. Drake, V. L. Kashyap, M. Marengo, and M. J. Kuchner. 2010. "Close Binaries with Infrared Excess: Destroyers of Worlds?" The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 720: L164 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/2041-8205/720/2/L164]

    Biller, B. A., M. C. Liu, Z. Wahhaj, et al. E. L. Nielsen, L. M. Close, T. J. Dupuy, T. L. Hayward, A. Burrows, M. Chun, C. Ftaclas, F. Clarke, M. Hartung, J. Males, I. N. Reid, E. L. Shkolnik, A. Skemer, M. Tecza, N. Thatte, S. H. Alencar, P. Artymowicz, A. Boss, E. de Gouveia Dal Pino, J. Gregorio-Hetem, S. Ida, M. J. Kuchner, D. Lin, and D. Toomey. 2010. "The Gemini NICI Planet-finding Campaign: Discovery of a Close Substellar Companion to the Young Debris Disk Star PZ Tel." The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 720: L82 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/2041-8205/720/1/L82]

    Kuchner, M. J., and C. C. Stark. 2010. "Collisional Grooming Models of the Kuiper Belt Dust Cloud." The Astronomical Journal, 140: 1007 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/0004-6256/140/4/1007]

    Jang-Condell, H., and M. J. Kuchner. 2010. "Radiative Transfer Models of a Possible Planet in the AB Aurigae Disk." Astrophysical Journal Letters, 714: L142 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/2041-8205/714/1/L142]

    Debes, J. H., A. J. Weinberger, and M. J. Kuchner. 2009. "Interstellar Medium Sculpting of the HD 32297 Debris Disk." The Astrophysical Journal, 702: 318 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/0004-637X/702/1/318]

    Stark, C. C., M. J. Kuchner, W. A. Traub, et al. J. D. Monnier, E. Serabyn, M. Colavita, C. Koresko, B. Mennesson, and L. D. Keller. 2009. "51 Ophiuchus: A Possible Beta Pictoris Analog Measured with the Keck Interferometer Nuller." The Astrophysical Journal, 703: 1188 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/0004-637X/703/2/1188]

    Stark, C. C., and M. J. Kuchner. 2009. "A New Algorithm for Self-consistent Three-dimensional Modeling of Collisions in Dusty Debris Disks." The Astrophysical Journal, 707: 543 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/0004-637X/707/1/543]

    Christiansen, J. L., D. Charbonneau, M. F. A'Hearn, et al. D. Deming, M. J. Holman, S. Ballard, D. T. Weldrake, R. K. Barry, M. J. Kuchner, T. A. Livengood, J. Pedelty, A. Schultz, T. Hewagama, J. M. Sunshine, D. D. Wellnitz, D. L. Hampton, C. M. Lisse, S. Seager, and J. F. Veverka. 2008. "The NASA EPOXI mission of opportunity to gather ultraprecise photometry of known transiting exoplanets." IAU, 4 (S253): 301 [10.1017/s1743921308026525]

    Ballard, S., D. Charbonneau, M. F. A'Hearn, et al. D. Deming, M. J. Holman, J. L. Christiansen, D. T. Weldrake, R. K. Barry, M. J. Kuchner, T. A. Livengood, J. Pedelty, A. Schultz, T. Hewagama, J. M. Sunshine, D. D. Wellnitz, D. L. Hampton, C. M. Lisse, S. Seager, and J. F. Veverka. 2008. "Preliminary Results on HAT-P-4, TrES-3, XO-2, and GJ 436 from the NASA EPOXI Mission." IAU, 4 (S253): 470 [10.1017/s1743921308026963]

    Barry, R. K., W. C. Danchi, W. A. Traub, et al. J. L. Sokoloski, J. P. Wisniewski, E. Serabyn, M. J. Kuchner, R. Akeson, E. Appleby, J. Bell, A. Booth, H. Brandenburg, M. Colavita, S. Crawford, M. Creech-Eakman, W. Dahl, C. Felizardo, J. Garcia, J. Gathright, M. A. Greenhouse, J. Herstein, E. Hovland, M. Hrynevych, C. Koresko, R. Ligon, B. Mennesson, R. Millan-Gabet, D. Morrison, D. Palmer, T. Panteleeva, S. Ragland, M. Shao, R. Smythe, K. Summers, M. Swain, K. Tsubota, C. Tyau, E. Wetherell, P. Wizinowich, J. Woillez, and G. Vasisht. 2008. "Milliarcsecond N-Band Observations of the Nova RS Ophiuchi: First Science with the Keck Interferometer Nuller." The Astrophysical Journal, 677: 1253 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/529422]

    Stark, C. C., and M. J. Kuchner. 2008. "The Detectability of Exo-Earths and Super-Earths Via Resonant Signatures in Exozodiacal Clouds." The Astrophysical Journal, 686: 637 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/591442]

    Seager, S., M. Kuchner, C. A. Hier-Majumder, and B. Militzer. 2007. "Mass-Radius Relationships for Solid Exoplanets." The Astrophysical Journal, 669: 1279 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/521346]

    Mullally, F., M. Kilic, W. T. Reach, et al. M. J. Kuchner, T. von Hippel, A. Burrows, and D. E. Winget. 2007. "A Spitzer White Dwarf Infrared Survey." The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 171: 206 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/511858]

    von Hippel, T., M. J. Kuchner, M. Kilic, F. Mullally, and W. T. Reach. 2007. "The New Class of Dusty DAZ White Dwarfs." The Astrophysical Journal, 662: 544 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/518108]

    Leisawitz, D., C. Baker, A. Barger, et al. D. Benford, A. Blain, R. Boyle, R. Broderick, J. Budinoff, J. Carpenter, R. Caverly, P. Chen, S. Cooley, C. Cottingham, J. Crooke, D. Dipietro, M. Dipirro, M. Femiano, A. Ferrer, J. Fischer, J. P. Gardner, L. Hallock, K. Harris, K. Hartman, M. Harwit, L. Hillenbrand, T. Hyde, D. Jones, J. Kellogg, A. Kogut, M. Kuchner, B. Lawson, J. Lecha, M. Lecha, A. Mainzer, J. Mannion, A. Martino, P. Mason, J. Mather, G. McDonald, R. Mills, L. Mundy, S. Ollendorf, J. Pellicciotti, D. Quinn, K. Rhee, S. Rinehart, T. Sauerwine, R. Silverberg, T. Smith, G. Stacey, H. P. Stahl, J. Staguhn, S. Tompkins, J. Tveekrem, S. Wall, and M. Wilson. 2007. "The space infrared interferometric telescope (SPIRIT): High-resolution imaging and spectroscopy in the far-infrared." Advances in Space Research, 40 (5): 689-703 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1016/j.asr.2007.05.081]

    Leisawitz, D., C. Baker, A. Barger, et al. D. Benford, A. Blain, R. Boyle, R. Broderick, J. Budinoff, J. Carpenter, R. Caverly, P. Chen, S. Cooley, C. Cottingham, J. Crooke, D. DiPietro, M. DiPirro, M. Femiano, A. Ferrer, J. Fischer, J. Gardner, L. Hallock, K. Harris, K. Hartman, M. Harwit, L. Hillenbrand, T. Hyde, D. Jones, J. Kellogg, A. Kogut, M. Kuchner, B. Lawson, J. Lecha, M. Lecha, A. Mainzer, J. Mannion, A. Martino, P. Mason, J. Mather, G. McDonald, R. Mills, L. Mundy, S. Ollendorf, J. Pellicciotti, D. Quinn, K. Rhee, S. Rinehart, T. Sauerwine, R. Silverberg, T. Smith, G. Stacey, H. P. Stahl, J. Staguhn, S. Tompkins, J. Tveekrem, S. Wall, and M. Wilson. 2006. "The Space Infrared Interferometric Telescope (SPIRIT): mission study results." Space Telescopes and Instrumentation I: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter, [10.1117/12.669820]

    Clampin, M., R. Lyon, L. Petro, et al. S. Seager, M. Marley, G. Melnick, A. Weinberger, R. Woodruff, S. Horner, H. Ford, G. Illingworth, J. Kasting, D. Lin, M. Kuchner, M. Shao, W. Sparks, B. Rauscher, V. Tolls, and R. Carter. 2006. "Coronagraphic Exploration Camera (CorECam)." Space Telescopes and Instrumentation I: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Edited by Mather, John C; MacEwen, Howard A; de Graauw, Mattheus W M Proceedings of the SPIE, 6265: 18 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1117/12.672816]

    Guyon, O., E. A. Pluzhnik, M. J. Kuchner, B. Collins, and S. T. Ridgway. 2006. "Theoretical Limits on Extrasolar Terrestrial Planet Detection with Coronagraphs." The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 167: 81 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/507630]

    Crepp, J. R., J. Ge, A. D. Vanden Heuvel, S. P. Miller, and M. J. Kuchner. 2006. "Laboratory Testing of a Lyot Coronagraph Equipped with an Eighth-Order Notch Filter Image Mask." The Astrophysical Journal, 646: 1252 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/504977]

    Danchi, W. C., J. Rajagopal, M. Kuchner, L. J. Richardson, and D. Deming. 2006. "The Importance of Phase in Nulling Interferometry and a Three-Telescope Closure-Phase Nulling Interferometer Concept." The Astrophysical Journal, 645: 1554 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/504511]

    Winn, J. N., C. M. Hamilton, W. J. Herbst, et al. J. L. Hoffman, M. J. Holman, J. A. Johnson, and M. J. Kuchner. 2006. "The Orbit and Occultations of KH 15D." The Astrophysical Journal, 644: 510 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/503417]

    Kilic, M., T. von Hippel, F. Mullally, et al. W. T. Reach, M. J. Kuchner, D. E. Winget, and A. Burrows. 2006. "The Mystery Deepens: Spitzer Observations of Cool White Dwarfs." The Astrophysical Journal, 642: 1051 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/501042]

    Monnier, J. D., R. K. Barry, W. A. Traub, et al. B. F. Lane, R. L. Akeson, S. Ragland, P. A. Schuller, H. Le Coroller, J. Berger, R. Millan-Gabet, E. Pedretti, F. P. Schloerb, C. Koresko, N. P. Carleton, M. G. Lacasse, P. Kern, F. Malbet, K. Perraut, M. J. Kuchner, and M. W. Muterspaugh. 2006. "No Expanding Fireball: Resolving the Recurrent Nova RS Ophiuchi with Infrared Interferometry." The Astrophysical Journal, 647: L127 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/507584]

    Reach, W. T., M. J. Kuchner, T. von Hippel, et al. A. Burrows, F. Mullally, M. Kilic, and D. E. Winget. 2005. "The Dust Cloud around the White Dwarf G29-38." The Astrophysical Journal, 635: L161 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/499561]

    Leisawitz, D. T., T. Abel, R. J. Allen, et al. D. J. Benford, A. Blain, C. Bombardelli, D. Calzetti, M. J. DiPirro, P. Ehrenfreund, N. J. Evans II, J. Fischer, M. Harwit, T. T. Hyde, M. J. Kuchner, J. A. Leitner, E. C. Lorenzini, J. C. Mather, K. M. Menten, S. H. Moseley, Jr., L. G. Mundy, T. Nakagawa, D. A. Neufeld, J. C. Pearson, S. A. Rinehart, J. Roman, S. Satyapal, R. F. Silverberg, H. P. Stahl, M. R. Swain, T. D. Swanson, W. A. Traub, E. L. Wright, and H. W. Yorke. 2004. "SPECS: the kilometer-baseline far-IR interferometer in NASA's space science roadmap." Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Space Telescopes, [10.1117/12.552150]

    Danchi, W., R. Allen, D. Benford, et al. D. Deming, D. Gezari, M. Kuchner, D. Leisawitz, R. Linfield, R. Millan-Gabet, J. Monnier, L. Mundy, C. Noecker, J. Rajagopal, L. Richardson, S. Rinehart, S. Seager, W. Traub, and D. Wallace. 2004. "The Fourier-Kelvin Stellar Interferometer: a practical interferometer for the detection and characterization of extrasolar giant planets." New Frontiers in Stellar Interferometry, 5491: 236.

    Danchi, W. C., D. Deming, M. J. Kuchner, and S. Seager. 2003. "Detection of Close-In Extrasolar Giant Planets Using theFourier-Kelvin Stellar Interferometer." The Astrophysical Journal, 597: L57 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/379640]

    Non-Refereed

    Kasting, J., W. Traub, A. Roberge, et al. A. Leger, A. Schwartz, A. Wootten, A. Vosteen, A. Lo, A. Brack, A. Tanner, A. Coustenis, B. Lane, B. Oppenheimer, B. Mennesson, B. Lopez, C. Grillmair, C. Beichman, C. Cockell, C. Hanot, C. McCarthy, C. Stark, C. Marois, C. Aime, D. Angerhausen, D. Montes, D. Wilner, D. Defrere, D. Mourard, D. Lin, E. Kite, E. Chassefiere, F. Malbet, F. Tian, F. Westall, G. Illingworth, G. Vasisht, G. Serabyn, G. Marcy, G. Bryden, G. White, G. Laughlin, G. Torres, H. Hammel, H. Ferguson, H. Shibai, H. Rottgering, J. Surdej, J. Wiseman, J. Ge, J. Bally, J. Krist, J. Monnier, J. Trauger, J. Horner, J. Catanzarite, J. Harrington, J. Nishikawa, K. Stapelfeldt, K. von Braun, K. Biazzo, K. Carpenter, K. Balasubramanian, L. Kaltenegger, M. Postman, M. Spaans, M. Turnbull, M. Levine, M. Burchell, M. Ealey, M. Kuchner, M. Marley, M. Dominik, M. Mountain, M. Kenworthy, M. Muterspaugh, M. Shao, M. Zhao, M. Tamura, N. Kasdin, N. Haghighipour, N. Kiang, N. Elias, N. Woolf, N. Mason, O. Absil, O. Guyon, O. Lay, P. Borde, P. Fouque, P. Kalas, P. Lowrance, P. Plavchan, P. Hinz, P. Kervella, P. Chen, R. Akeson, R. Soummer, R. Waters, R. Barry, R. Kendrick, R. Brown, R. Vanderbei, R. Woodruff, R. Danner, R. Allen, R. Polidan, S. Seager, S. MacPhee, S. Hosseini, S. Metchev, S. Kafka, S. Ridgway, S. Rinehart, S. Unwin, S. Shaklan, T. ten Brummelaar, T. Mazeh, V. Meadows, W. Weiss, W. Danchi, W. Ip, and Y. Rabbia. 2009. "Exoplanet Characterization and the Search for Life." astro2010: The Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey 2010: 151.

    Levine, M., R. Soummer, J. Arenberg, et al. R. Belikov, P. Bierden, A. Boccaletti, R. Brown, A. Burrows, C. Burrows, E. Cady, W. Cash, M. Clampin, C. Cossapakis, I. Crossfield, L. Dewell, R. Egerman, H. Fergusson, J. Ge, A. Give'On, O. Guyon, S. Heap, T. Hyde, B. Jaroux, J. Jasdin, J. Kasting, M. Kenworthy, S. Kilston, A. Klavins, J. Krist, M. Kuchner, B. Lane, C. Lillie, R. Lyon, J. Lloyd, A. Lo, P. J. Lowrance, P. J. Macintosh, S. McCully, M. Marley, C. Marois, G. Matthews, D. Mawet, B. Mazin, G. Mosier, C. Noecker, L. Pueyo, B. R. Oppenheimer, N. Pedreiro, M. Postman, A. Roberge, S. Ridgeway, J. Schneider, G. Serabyn, S. Shaklan, M. Shao, A. Sivaramakrishman, D. Spergel, K. Stapelfeldt, M. Tamura, D. Tenerelli, V. Tolls, W. Traub, J. Trauger, R. J. Vanderbei, and J. Wynn. 2009. "Overview of Technologies for Direct Optical Imaging of Exoplanets." Astro2010: The Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey, Technology Development Papers, no 37 2010: 37 [Full Text (Link)]

    Spergel, D. N., J. Kasdin, R. Belikov, et al. P. Atcheson, M. Beasley, D. Calzetti, B. Cameron, C. Copi, S. Desch, A. Dressler, D. Ebbets, R. Egerman, A. Fullerton, J. Gallagher, J. Green, O. Guyon, S. Heap, R. Jansen, E. Jenkins, J. Kasting, R. Keski-Kuha, M. Kuchner, R. Lee, D. Lindler, R. Linfield, D. Lisman, R. Lyon, S. Malhotra, G. Mathews, M. McCaughrean, J. Mentzel, M. Mountain, S. NIkzad, R. O'Connell, S. Oey, D. Padgett, B. Parvin, J. Procashka, W. Reeve, I. N. Reid, J. Rhoads, A. Roberge, B. Saif, P. Scowen, S. Seager, O. Seigmund, K. Sembach, S. Shaklan, M. Shull, and R. Soummer. 2009. "THEIA: Telescope for Habitable Exoplanets and Interstellar/Intergalactic Astronomy." American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #213, #45804; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol 41, p362 213: 362 [Full Text (Link)]

    Brief Bio

    Marc Kuchner is an astrophysicist and the Citizen Science Officer for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. His job is to foster citizen science at NASA; he oversees a portfolio of roughly 25 NASA-funded citizen science projects, reaching more than a million volunteers. He also serves as the principal investigator of the Zooniverse citizen science projects Disk Detective and Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 which search for new planet-forming disks, brown dwarfs and planets using data from NASA's WISE mission.


    Besides citizen science, Kuchner is known for work on imaging of disks and exoplanets, for which he received an early career achievement award from SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics in 2009. Together with Wesley Traub, he invented the band-limited coronagraph, a design to be used on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). He is also known for his novel supercomputer models of planet-disk interactions and for developing the ideas of ocean planets and carbon planets. 

     

    Publications

    Refereed

    Pokorný, P., and M. Kuchner. 2019. "Co-orbital Asteroids as the Source of Venus's Zodiacal Dust Ring." The Astrophysical Journal 873 (2): L16 [10.3847/2041-8213/ab0827]

    Pokorný, P., D. Janches, M. Sarantos, et al. J. R. Szalay, M. Horányi, D. Nesvorný, and M. J. Kuchner. 2019. "Meteoroids at the Moon: Orbital Properties, Surface Vaporization, and Impact Ejecta Production." Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets [10.1029/2018je005912]

    Baranec, C., M. Chun, D. Hall, et al. M. Connelley, K. Hodapp, D. Huber, M. Liu, E. Magnier, K. Meech, M. Takamiya, R. Griffiths, R. Riddle, R. Dekany, M. Kasliwal, R. Lau, N. M. Law, O. Guyon, I. de Pater, M. Wong, E. Ofek, H. Hammel, M. Kuchner, A. Simon, A. Moore, M. Kissler-Patig, and M. A. van Dam. 2018. "The Robo-AO-2 facility for rapid visible/near-infrared AO imaging and the demonstration of hybrid techniques." Adaptive Optics Systems VI [10.1117/12.2312835]

    Schneider, G., C. A. Grady, C. C. Stark, et al. A. Gaspar, J. Carson, J. H. Debes, T. Henning, D. C. Hines, H. Jang-Condell, M. J. Kuchner, M. Perrin, T. J. Rodigas, M. Tamura, and J. P. Wisniewski. 2016. "Deep HST/STIS Visible-light Imaging of Debris Systems around Solar Analog Hosts." The Astronomical Journal 152 (3): 64 [10.3847/0004-6256/152/3/64]

    Marino, S., L. Matrà, C. Stark, et al. M. C. Wyatt, S. Casassus, G. Kennedy, D. Rodriguez, B. Zuckerman, S. Perez, W. R. Dent, M. Kuchner, A. M. Hughes, G. Schneider, A. Steele, A. Roberge, J. Donaldson, and E. Nesvold. 2016. "Exocometary gas in the HD 181327 debris ring." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 460 (3): 2933-2944 [10.1093/mnras/stw1216]

    Nesvold, E. R., and M. J. Kuchner. 2015. "A SMACK Model of Colliding Planetesimals in the βPictoris Debris Disk." The Astrophysical Journal 815 (1): 61 [10.1088/0004-637x/815/1/61]

    Stark, C. C., G. Schneider, A. J. Weinberger, et al. J. H. Debes, C. A. Grady, M. J. Kuchner, and H. Jang-Condell. 2014. "Revealing Asymmetries in the HD 181327 Debris Disk: A Recent Massive Collision or Interstellar Medium Warping ." Astrophysical Journal 789 58

    Schneider, G., C. A. Grady, D. C. Hines, et al. C. C. Stark, J. H. Debes, J. Carson, M. J. Kuchner, M. D. Perrin, A. J. Weinberger, J. P. Wisniewski, M. D. Silverstone, H. Jang-Condell, T. Henning, B. E. Woodgate, E. Serabyn, A. Moro-Martin, M. Tamura, P. M. Hinz, and T. J. Rodigas. 2014. "Probing for Exoplanets Hiding in Dusty Debris Disks: Disk Imaging, Characterization, and Exploration with HST/STIS Multi-Roll Coronagraphy." ArXiv e-prints arXiv:1406.7303

    Stark, C. C., G. Schneider, A. J. Weinberger, et al. J. H. Debes, C. A. Grady, H. Jang-Condell, and M. J. Kuchner. 2014. "Revealing Asymmetries in the HD 181327 Debris Disk: A Recent Massive Collision or Interstellar Medium Warping." The Astrophysical Journal 789 58 [10.1088/0004-637X/789/1/58]

    Mennesson, B., R. Millan-Gabet, M. M. Colavita, et al. E. Serabyn, P. Hinz, M. Kuchner, W. Liu, R. Barry, C. Stark, S. Ragland, J. Woillez, W. Traub, O. Absil, D. Defrere, J. C. Augereau, and J. Lebreton. 2012. "Keck Interferometer Nuller science highlights." Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series 8445 [10.1117/12.926548]

    Roberge, A., C. H. Chen, R. Millan-Gabet, et al. A. J. Weinberger, P. M. Hinz, K. R. Stapelfeldt, O. Absil, M. J. Kuchner, and G. Bryden. 2012. "The Exozodiacal Dust Problem for Direct Observations of Exo-Earths." Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 124 799 [10.1086/667218]

    Ballard, S., J. L. Christiansen, D. Charbonneau, et al. D. Deming, M. J. Holman, M. F. A'Hearn, D. D. Wellnitz, R. K. Barry, M. J. Kuchner, T. A. Livengood, T. Hewagama, J. M. Sunshine, D. L. Hampton, C. M. Lisse, S. Seager, and J. F. Veverka. 2011. "A Search for Additional Planets in Five of the Exoplanetary Systems Studied by the NASA EPOXI Mission." The Astrophysical Journal 732 41 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/0004-637X/732/1/41]

    Millan-Gabet, R., E. Serabyn, B. Mennesson, et al. W. A. Traub, R. K. Barry, W. C. Danchi, M. Kuchner, C. C. Stark, S. Ragland, M. Hrynevych, J. Woillez, K. Stapelfeldt, G. Bryden, M. M. Colavita, and A. J. Booth. 2011. "Exozodiacal Dust Levels for Nearby Main-sequence Stars: A Survey with the Keck Interferometer Nuller." The Astrophysical Journal 734 67 [10.1088/0004-637X/734/1/67]

    Leisawitz, D., D. Benford, A. Blain, et al. J. Carr, M. Fich, J. Fischer, P. Goldsmith, J. Greaves, M. Griffin, G. Helou, R. Ivison, M. Kuchner, R. Lyon, H. Matsuo, S. A. Rinehart, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, R. Silverberg, J. Staguhn, S. Unwin, D. Wilner, A. Wootten, and E. L. Wright. 2011. "Is Space-based Interferometry Dead?" American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #218, #32401; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol 43, 2011 218 32401 [Full Text (Link)]

    Li, J., M. J. Kuchner, R. J. Allen, and S. S. Sheppard. 2011. "Measuring the sizes, shapes, surface features and rotations of Solar System objects with interferometry." Icarus 211 1007 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1016/j.icarus.2010.11.017]

    Wahhaj, Z., M. C. Liu, B. A. Biller, et al. F. Clarke, E. L. Nielsen, L. M. Close, T. L. Hayward, E. E. Mamajek, M. Cushing, T. Dupuy, M. Tecza, N. Thatte, M. Chun, C. Ftaclas, M. Hartung, I. N. Reid, E. L. Shkolnik, S. H. Alencar, P. Artymowicz, A. Boss, E. de Gouveia Dal Pino, J. Gregorio-Hetem, S. Ida, M. Kuchner, D. N. Lin, and D. W. Toomey. 2011. "The Gemini NICI Planet-finding Campaign: Discovery of a Substellar L Dwarf Companion to the Nearby Young M Dwarf CD-35 2722." The Astrophysical Journal 729 139 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/0004-637X/729/2/139]

    Ballard, S., J. L. Christiansen, D. Charbonneau, et al. D. Deming, M. J. Holman, D. Fabrycky, M. F. A'Hearn, D. D. Wellnitz, R. K. Barry, M. J. Kuchner, T. A. Livengood, T. Hewagama, J. M. Sunshine, D. L. Hampton, C. M. Lisse, S. Seager, and J. F. Veverka. 2010. "A Search for Additional Planets in the NASA EPOXI Observations of the Exoplanet System GJ 436." The Astrophysical Journal 716 1047 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/0004-637X/716/2/1047]

    Matranga, M., J. J. Drake, V. L. Kashyap, M. Marengo, and M. J. Kuchner. 2010. "Close Binaries with Infrared Excess: Destroyers of Worlds?" The Astrophysical Journal Letters 720 L164 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/2041-8205/720/2/L164]

    Biller, B. A., M. C. Liu, Z. Wahhaj, et al. E. L. Nielsen, L. M. Close, T. J. Dupuy, T. L. Hayward, A. Burrows, M. Chun, C. Ftaclas, F. Clarke, M. Hartung, J. Males, I. N. Reid, E. L. Shkolnik, A. Skemer, M. Tecza, N. Thatte, S. H. Alencar, P. Artymowicz, A. Boss, E. de Gouveia Dal Pino, J. Gregorio-Hetem, S. Ida, M. J. Kuchner, D. Lin, and D. Toomey. 2010. "The Gemini NICI Planet-finding Campaign: Discovery of a Close Substellar Companion to the Young Debris Disk Star PZ Tel." The Astrophysical Journal Letters 720 L82 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/2041-8205/720/1/L82]

    Kuchner, M. J., and C. C. Stark. 2010. "Collisional Grooming Models of the Kuiper Belt Dust Cloud." The Astronomical Journal 140 1007 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/0004-6256/140/4/1007]

    Jang-Condell, H., and M. J. Kuchner. 2010. "Radiative Transfer Models of a Possible Planet in the AB Aurigae Disk." Astrophysical Journal Letters 714 L142 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/2041-8205/714/1/L142]

    Debes, J. H., A. J. Weinberger, and M. J. Kuchner. 2009. "Interstellar Medium Sculpting of the HD 32297 Debris Disk." The Astrophysical Journal 702 318 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/0004-637X/702/1/318]

    Stark, C. C., M. J. Kuchner, W. A. Traub, et al. J. D. Monnier, E. Serabyn, M. Colavita, C. Koresko, B. Mennesson, and L. D. Keller. 2009. "51 Ophiuchus: A Possible Beta Pictoris Analog Measured with the Keck Interferometer Nuller." The Astrophysical Journal 703 1188 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/0004-637X/703/2/1188]

    Stark, C. C., and M. J. Kuchner. 2009. "A New Algorithm for Self-consistent Three-dimensional Modeling of Collisions in Dusty Debris Disks." The Astrophysical Journal 707 543 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/0004-637X/707/1/543]

    Christiansen, J. L., D. Charbonneau, M. F. A'Hearn, et al. D. Deming, M. J. Holman, S. Ballard, D. T. Weldrake, R. K. Barry, M. J. Kuchner, T. A. Livengood, J. Pedelty, A. Schultz, T. Hewagama, J. M. Sunshine, D. D. Wellnitz, D. L. Hampton, C. M. Lisse, S. Seager, and J. F. Veverka. 2008. "The NASA EPOXI mission of opportunity to gather ultraprecise photometry of known transiting exoplanets." IAU 4 (S253): 301 [10.1017/s1743921308026525]

    Ballard, S., D. Charbonneau, M. F. A'Hearn, et al. D. Deming, M. J. Holman, J. L. Christiansen, D. T. Weldrake, R. K. Barry, M. J. Kuchner, T. A. Livengood, J. Pedelty, A. Schultz, T. Hewagama, J. M. Sunshine, D. D. Wellnitz, D. L. Hampton, C. M. Lisse, S. Seager, and J. F. Veverka. 2008. "Preliminary Results on HAT-P-4, TrES-3, XO-2, and GJ 436 from the NASA EPOXI Mission." IAU 4 (S253): 470 [10.1017/s1743921308026963]

    Barry, R. K., W. C. Danchi, W. A. Traub, et al. J. L. Sokoloski, J. P. Wisniewski, E. Serabyn, M. J. Kuchner, R. Akeson, E. Appleby, J. Bell, A. Booth, H. Brandenburg, M. Colavita, S. Crawford, M. Creech-Eakman, W. Dahl, C. Felizardo, J. Garcia, J. Gathright, M. A. Greenhouse, J. Herstein, E. Hovland, M. Hrynevych, C. Koresko, R. Ligon, B. Mennesson, R. Millan-Gabet, D. Morrison, D. Palmer, T. Panteleeva, S. Ragland, M. Shao, R. Smythe, K. Summers, M. Swain, K. Tsubota, C. Tyau, E. Wetherell, P. Wizinowich, J. Woillez, and G. Vasisht. 2008. "Milliarcsecond N-Band Observations of the Nova RS Ophiuchi: First Science with the Keck Interferometer Nuller." The Astrophysical Journal 677 1253 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/529422]

    Stark, C. C., and M. J. Kuchner. 2008. "The Detectability of Exo-Earths and Super-Earths Via Resonant Signatures in Exozodiacal Clouds." The Astrophysical Journal 686 637 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/591442]

    Seager, S., M. Kuchner, C. A. Hier-Majumder, and B. Militzer. 2007. "Mass-Radius Relationships for Solid Exoplanets." The Astrophysical Journal 669 1279 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/521346]

    Mullally, F., M. Kilic, W. T. Reach, et al. M. J. Kuchner, T. von Hippel, A. Burrows, and D. E. Winget. 2007. "A Spitzer White Dwarf Infrared Survey." The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series 171 206 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/511858]

    von Hippel, T., M. J. Kuchner, M. Kilic, F. Mullally, and W. T. Reach. 2007. "The New Class of Dusty DAZ White Dwarfs." The Astrophysical Journal 662 544 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/518108]

    Leisawitz, D., C. Baker, A. Barger, et al. D. Benford, A. Blain, R. Boyle, R. Broderick, J. Budinoff, J. Carpenter, R. Caverly, P. Chen, S. Cooley, C. Cottingham, J. Crooke, D. Dipietro, M. Dipirro, M. Femiano, A. Ferrer, J. Fischer, J. P. Gardner, L. Hallock, K. Harris, K. Hartman, M. Harwit, L. Hillenbrand, T. Hyde, D. Jones, J. Kellogg, A. Kogut, M. Kuchner, B. Lawson, J. Lecha, M. Lecha, A. Mainzer, J. Mannion, A. Martino, P. Mason, J. Mather, G. McDonald, R. Mills, L. Mundy, S. Ollendorf, J. Pellicciotti, D. Quinn, K. Rhee, S. Rinehart, T. Sauerwine, R. Silverberg, T. Smith, G. Stacey, H. P. Stahl, J. Staguhn, S. Tompkins, J. Tveekrem, S. Wall, and M. Wilson. 2007. "The space infrared interferometric telescope (SPIRIT): High-resolution imaging and spectroscopy in the far-infrared." Advances in Space Research 40 (5): 689-703 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1016/j.asr.2007.05.081]

    Leisawitz, D., C. Baker, A. Barger, et al. D. Benford, A. Blain, R. Boyle, R. Broderick, J. Budinoff, J. Carpenter, R. Caverly, P. Chen, S. Cooley, C. Cottingham, J. Crooke, D. DiPietro, M. DiPirro, M. Femiano, A. Ferrer, J. Fischer, J. Gardner, L. Hallock, K. Harris, K. Hartman, M. Harwit, L. Hillenbrand, T. Hyde, D. Jones, J. Kellogg, A. Kogut, M. Kuchner, B. Lawson, J. Lecha, M. Lecha, A. Mainzer, J. Mannion, A. Martino, P. Mason, J. Mather, G. McDonald, R. Mills, L. Mundy, S. Ollendorf, J. Pellicciotti, D. Quinn, K. Rhee, S. Rinehart, T. Sauerwine, R. Silverberg, T. Smith, G. Stacey, H. P. Stahl, J. Staguhn, S. Tompkins, J. Tveekrem, S. Wall, and M. Wilson. 2006. "The Space Infrared Interferometric Telescope (SPIRIT): mission study results." Space Telescopes and Instrumentation I: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter [10.1117/12.669820]

    Clampin, M., R. Lyon, L. Petro, et al. S. Seager, M. Marley, G. Melnick, A. Weinberger, R. Woodruff, S. Horner, H. Ford, G. Illingworth, J. Kasting, D. Lin, M. Kuchner, M. Shao, W. Sparks, B. Rauscher, V. Tolls, and R. Carter. 2006. "Coronagraphic Exploration Camera (CorECam)." Space Telescopes and Instrumentation I: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Edited by Mather, John C; MacEwen, Howard A; de Graauw, Mattheus W M Proceedings of the SPIE 6265 18 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1117/12.672816]

    Guyon, O., E. A. Pluzhnik, M. J. Kuchner, B. Collins, and S. T. Ridgway. 2006. "Theoretical Limits on Extrasolar Terrestrial Planet Detection with Coronagraphs." The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series 167 81 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/507630]

    Crepp, J. R., J. Ge, A. D. Vanden Heuvel, S. P. Miller, and M. J. Kuchner. 2006. "Laboratory Testing of a Lyot Coronagraph Equipped with an Eighth-Order Notch Filter Image Mask." The Astrophysical Journal 646 1252 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/504977]

    Danchi, W. C., J. Rajagopal, M. Kuchner, L. J. Richardson, and D. Deming. 2006. "The Importance of Phase in Nulling Interferometry and a Three-Telescope Closure-Phase Nulling Interferometer Concept." The Astrophysical Journal 645 1554 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/504511]

    Winn, J. N., C. M. Hamilton, W. J. Herbst, et al. J. L. Hoffman, M. J. Holman, J. A. Johnson, and M. J. Kuchner. 2006. "The Orbit and Occultations of KH 15D." The Astrophysical Journal 644 510 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/503417]

    Kilic, M., T. von Hippel, F. Mullally, et al. W. T. Reach, M. J. Kuchner, D. E. Winget, and A. Burrows. 2006. "The Mystery Deepens: Spitzer Observations of Cool White Dwarfs." The Astrophysical Journal 642 1051 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/501042]

    Monnier, J. D., R. K. Barry, W. A. Traub, et al. B. F. Lane, R. L. Akeson, S. Ragland, P. A. Schuller, H. Le Coroller, J. Berger, R. Millan-Gabet, E. Pedretti, F. P. Schloerb, C. Koresko, N. P. Carleton, M. G. Lacasse, P. Kern, F. Malbet, K. Perraut, M. J. Kuchner, and M. W. Muterspaugh. 2006. "No Expanding Fireball: Resolving the Recurrent Nova RS Ophiuchi with Infrared Interferometry." The Astrophysical Journal 647 L127 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/507584]

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