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Astrobiology at different wavelengths
Author(s): C. V. M. Fridlund
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Paper Abstract

Astrobiology is a new discipline that promises to answer one of mankind's so-called 'great questions', that is whether we are alone in the Universe. In order to do so, new technologies are required since the key element is to detects signs of life - biomarkers - at interstellar distances. If we are going to be able to do so from the ground or if we will have to deploy instruments in space is still somewhat un-clear. The issue is complex, and at the heart of the matter is the question of which wavelengths will be suitable.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 April 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6986, Extremely Large Telescopes: Which Wavelengths? Retirement Symposium for Arne Ardeberg, 69860D (22 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.801265
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C. V. M. Fridlund, European Space Agency, ESTEC (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6986:
Extremely Large Telescopes: Which Wavelengths? Retirement Symposium for Arne Ardeberg

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