Astronomers Fail To Detect Chemical Signature Of Life…

Sunday, October 1, 2023
by Elise Cutts

…on TRAPPIST-1 C in latest finding, as was the case on TRAPPIST-1 B.

The JWST, however, could offer tantalizing glimpses into the atmospheres of distant exoplanets orbiting stars. With the very limited information that can be gleaned, scientists are trying to analyze the chemical barcode of transiting planets to determine the possibility of existence of alien life.

In 2016, MIT astrophysicist Sara Seager and colleagues proposed a list of about 14,000 molecules for consideration as possible biosignatures.

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