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Planet color may suggest alien life

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:03 PM

Planet color may suggest alien life


www.upi.com said:

HEIDELBERG, Germany, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The light signatures of lichens and algae reflected in a distant planet's distinctive coloring could be evidence of alien life, German researchers say.

Seen from space, Earth gives off a large amount of near-infrared light reflected off the chlorophyll in plants, and similar light wavelength might be seen on distant exoplanets if they also host green vegetation, they said.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:31 PM

Interesting. I wish them the best of luck.






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