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Using Earth templates to hunt for life-supporting exoplanets

2 monthes ago   |   By Astronomy Now

An artist's impression of Kepler-62f, a large terrestrial exoplanet located about 1,200 light-years away that may host a pre-biotic environment similar to Earth's in the distant past. Astronomers have developed templates modelling Earth's spectral fingerprint at key points in the planet's evolution to help in the search for similar exoplanets. Image: NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech
Astronomers at Cornell University have built spectral templates of Earth's environment representing five key eras in the planet's evolution to help in the search for Earth-like exoplanets using next-generation...
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