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Spacecraft in Orbit Around Venus Scans Earth for Signs of Life

October 18th, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

DailyTech – Spacecraft in Orbit Around Venus Scans Earth for Signs of Life

Analysis of the data gleaned by Venus Express about the Earth is only in the first stages of being analyzed. Scientists hope to determine from the data if the Earth’s red edge is visible from a distance.

Scientists are finding distant planets at an impressive rate; over 300 extrasolar planets have been discovered since 1995, and we get closer to finding Earth-like planets every day. Data from the Venus Express could help the scientists determine if life on Earth-like planets actually exists.

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