MODELING INDICATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY IN PLANETARY TRANSIT LIGHT CURVES—DARK-SIDE ILLUMINATION

@article{Korpela2015MODELINGIO,
  title={MODELING INDICATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY IN PLANETARY TRANSIT LIGHT CURVES—DARK-SIDE ILLUMINATION},
  author={Eric J. Korpela and Shauna Michele Sallmen and Diana Leystra Greene},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={809}
}
We analyze potential effects of an extraterrestrial civilization’s use of orbiting mirrors to illuminate the dark side of a synchronously rotating planet on planetary transit light curves. Previous efforts to detect civilizations based on side effects of planetary-scale engineering have focused on structures affecting the host star output (e.g., Dyson spheres). However, younger civilizations are likely to be less advanced in their engineering efforts, yet still capable of sending small… 

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