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.
Photo via Elsie Esq By studying how our land and waters reflect light onto the dark side of the moon, scientists think they'll be able to find planets with similar compositions to ours based on the reflections bouncing off of them..... 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