Remote Aliens Could Detect Life On Earth By Looking At the Moon


"So many exoplanets may hold water, atmospheres, just-right temperatures and a rocky surface for life to flourish — we just need to know where to look. Once astronomers have pinpointed a good candidate, we also need to know how to look — which instruments and methods might sniff out the right chemical signatures of life. A new trick that essentially amplifies those signatures could be one way to do it. Astronomers at the European Southern Observatory just discovered life on Earth with this method, treating our home as if it were an exoplanet."

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C_Menz3253d ago

I read a good amount of space-based news like this, and it still amazes me that astronomers can detect planets and what they are made out of by simple shadows, blinks, specs of dust, etc.