Detection technique for artificially illuminated objects in the outer solar system and beyond.

@article{Loeb2011DetectionTF,
  title={Detection technique for artificially illuminated objects in the outer solar system and beyond.},
  author={Abraham Loeb and Edwin Lewis Turner},
  journal={Astrobiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={
          290-4
        }
}
Existing and planned optical telescopes and surveys can detect artificially illuminated objects, comparable in total brightness to a major terrestrial city, at the outskirts of the Solar System. Orbital parameters of Kuiper belt objects (KBOs) are routinely measured to exquisite precisions of<10(-3). Here, we propose to measure the variation of the observed flux F from such objects as a function of their changing orbital distances D. Sunlight-illuminated objects will show a logarithmic slope… 

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