The search for evidence of life on alien planets is likely to move closer to Earth, involve greater coordination among more capable space and ground-based observatories and require technologies that can detect the presence of oxygen in distant atmospheres, according to exoplanet experts. While the rapidly growing field could have those spectral technologies in hand within five years, funding levels will determine how rapidly they can be launched and deployed to ground telescopes, John ...
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