[extropy-chat] The Drake Equation and Spatial Proximity
amara at amara.com
Sat Oct 21 22:21:39 UTC 2006
>In "SPECTRAL EVOLUTION OF AN EARTH-LIKE PLANET,"
>http://arxiv.org/ftp/astro-ph/papers/0609/0609398.pdf, Harvard and JPL
>astronomers report that they have established a model for the Earth's
>atmosphere and detectable biomarkers over the lifetime of the Earth.
For a topic like this, it's better to wait until the paper has passed
through the review process, since parts of the paper (maybe large parts)
are likely to change.
(it is an extremely active field)
That entire Extrasolar Planets website (http://exoplanet.eu) is all
Jean Schneider's work; a "labor-of-love", as it were. Amazing, hm?
BTW: A news item that some may not be aware of, is that the Corot mission,
the first dedicated extrasolar Earthlike planet space mission, has
its launch date pushed from October to 18 December:
Amara Graps, PhD www.amara.com
Istituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario (IFSI), Roma, ITALIA
Associate Research Scientist, Planetary Science Institute (PSI), Tucson
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