Call for a framework for reporting evidence for life beyond Earth.

  title={Call for a framework for reporting evidence for life beyond Earth.},
  author={James Green and Tori M. Hoehler and Marc Neveu and Shawn D. Domagal-Goldman and Daniella Scalice and Mary A. Voytek},
  volume={598 7882},
Our generation could realistically be the one to discover evidence of life beyond Earth. With this privileged potential comes responsibility. The magnitude of the question of whether we are alone in the Universe, and the public interest therein, opens the possibility that results may be taken to imply more than the observations support, or than the observers intend. As life-detection objectives become increasingly prominent in space sciences, it is essential to open a community dialogue about… 

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