Welcome to the GSFC Exoplanet Modeling and Analysis Center (EMAC)
EMAC serves as a catalog, repository and integration platform for modeling and analysis resources focused on the study of exoplanet characteristics and environments. EMAC is a key project of the GSFC Sellers Exoplanet Environments Collaboration (SEEC).
If you make use of tools linked or hosted on EMAC, please use the following statement in your publication acknowledgements: “This research made use of the NASA Exoplanet Modeling and Analysis Center (EMAC), which is funded by the NASA Planetary Science Division’s Internal Scientist Funding Model.”More Information on EMAC... >
- EMAC is intended as a clearinghouse for the whole research community interested in exoplanets, where any software or model developer can submit their tool/model or their model output as a contribution for others to use.
- EMAC provides a searchable and sortable database for available source code and data output files - both resources hosted locally by EMAC as well as existing external tools and repositories hosted elsewhere.
- The EMAC team also helps develop new web interfaces for tools that can be run “on-demand” or model grids that can be interpolated for more individualized results.
- If you would like to submit a new tool/model to EMAC, please visit Submit a Resource page.
- If you have suggestions for tools we should recruit or improvements to the site, please visit Feedback page or email us at
- Please help us determine the best tools for new web interfaces by voting on our Vote page.
The P.I. is Avi Mandell, and the Deputy P.I. is Eric Lopez; more information on EMAC staffing and organization will be posted shortly.
Multiplanet Yield Tool
Christopher Stark, Jason Tumlinson, et al.
This tool visualizes the results of detailed exoplanet mission yield simulations, calculated using the planet classifications from Kopparapu et al. (in preparation). The methodology is described in Stark et al. (2014), ApJ, 795, 122 and Stark et al. (2015), ApJ, 808, 149. The Python code to render the results was written by Jason Tumlinson. This tool was developed to support the LUVOIR Mission Concept Study Report, pending submission to the Astro2020 Decadal Survey.
Coronagraphic Mission Simulator
Arney et al.
This simplified coronagraph simulator tool is based on the coronagraph noise model in Robinson et al. 2016, adapted by J. Lustig-Yaeger, G. Arney and J. Tumlinson. The tool was developed for the LUVOIR mission concept, but can be used to simulated observations for any exoplanet coronagraphy mission.