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A TEST FOR THE DETECTABILITY OF VEGETATION ON EXTRASOLAR PLANETS: OBSERVING THE TERRESTRIAL VEGETATION IN THE EARTHSHINE SPECTRUM
 

Summary: A TEST FOR THE DETECTABILITY OF VEGETATION ON EXTRASOLAR PLANETS:
OBSERVING THE TERRESTRIAL VEGETATION IN THE EARTHSHINE SPECTRUM
D. Briot (1)
, J. Schneider (2)
, P. François (1)
, L. Arnold (3)
(1)
GEPI, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, 61 avenue de l'Observatoire,F75014 Paris (France),
danielle.briot@obspm.fr, patrick.francois@obspm.fr
(2)
LUTH, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, 5 Place Jules Janssen,F92195 Meudon Cedex (France),
jean.schneider@obspm.fr
(3)
Observatoire de Haute-Provence, F04870 Saint Michel l'Observatoire (France), arnold@obs-hp.fr
ABSTRACT
The search for life on extrasolar planets can be made
either indirectly by the detection of by-products of
biological activity, such as oxygen and methane, or
directly by "vegetation-like" spectral features. They
should both be associated with detection of water,

  

Source: Arnold, Luc - Observatoire de Haute-Provence

 

Collections: Physics