Scientists looking at Earthshine reflected from the moon have concluded that, indeed, there is life on our planet. Though the result may be obvious, the findings can help in the search for life on other worlds.
Why are scientists so optimistic? The Kepler space telescope gets much of the credit. Before it was launched into orbit in 2009, astronomers couldn't be sure whether planets existed outside our solar system. The search for extraterr... Read Post
Researchers have shown for the first time that the difference in reflection of light from the Earth's land masses and oceans can be seen on the dark side of the moon, a phenomenon known as earthshine.... Read Post
Scientists have recently discovered that life leaves an imprint upon a spectrum -that water vapor, oxygen and ozone can be traced. "Detecting Earth in reflected light is like searching for a firefly from a searchlight that is 2,400 ... Read Post