Pollution a sign of life?

July 24, 2014
Pollution a sign of life?

Summer student Henry Lin co-authors a paper with Origins Team member Avi Loeb and Gonzalo Gonzalez Abad (Smithsonian Observatory scientist) that suggest detecting CFC’s can be a used as a biomarker for detecting signs of life on earth-like exoplanets.

Read the Boston Globe story here: http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/science/2014/07/24/another-way-look-for-intelligent-life-detect-pollution/wsSIAioXuY8lx3HMvVTIYL/story.html

Read the New York Times article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/22/science/space/more-eyes-on-the-skies.html?_r=0

Read the full paper here: http://iopscience.iop.org/2041-8205/792/1/L7

See also: 2014