Experiments provide framework for searching exoplanet atmospheres for signs of life

September 13, 2014 2:47 AM

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Experiments provide framework for searching exoplanet atmospheres for signs of life

A combination of methane and oxygen probably is a strong indication of life.

According to a NASA statement, researchers at the Astrobiology Institute’s Virtual Planetary Laboratory have carried out a series of simulations to examine whether the detection of certain gases in exoplanet atmospheres could indicate the presence of life. Future studies cannot depend solely on one ...

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