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Want to Find Life? Study a Sunset!

29 May 2014, 12:44 UTC
Want to Find Life? Study a Sunset!
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Titan's Smoggy Sunsets Help Scientists Devise Tools to Find Evidence of Life Elsewhere

Using data collected by Cassini's Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer, or VIMS, while observing Titan's sunsets, researchers created simulated spectra of Titan as if it were a planet transiting across the face of a distant star. The research helps scientists to better understand observations of exoplanets with hazy atmospheres. Courtesy NASA/Cassini Mission...Read Full Post

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