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50 new mission proposals for ESA's scientific program
...cientific objectives, spanning from the search for extrasolar
planets, to the study of Jupiter and its icy satellite Europa, testing the laws of gravity, and more. The missions' objectives fit well with the founding pillars of ESA's Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 plan, which cover four major themes: the condi...
Scientists ponder plant life on extrasolar Earthlike planets
When we think of extrasolar
Earth-like planets, the first tendency is to imagi...me. But scientists seeking clues to life on extrasolar
planets are studying various biosignatures found in the light spectrum leaking out to Earth to specu...
NASA predicts nongreen plants on other planets
... expect to see when photosynthesis is occurring on extrasolar
planets. Each planet will have different dominant ...esigns for future space telescopes that will study extrasolar
planets, to see if they are habitable, and could have alien plants," said Victoria Meadows, an astro...
Cold climate produced by algae contributed to onset of multicellular life
... astronomical observation programmes for earthlike extrasolar
planets. Multicellular life was preceded by the cold Neoproterozoic climate 600-800 million years ago which at times produced widespread glaciations. According to the new theory, the coldness was due to low carbon dioxide concentration brought about...
Yale scientists to hold press conference on planetary discoveries, extraterrestrial life
...ees of "wobble" as the planet orbits its sun. Most extrasolar
planets have been detected by observing a star's wobble. Search for Life When scientists search for evidence of intelligent life forms, they look and listen for microbes, our planet's most abundant life form, without which life on Earth as we kn...