• Corpus ID: 51831413

SET-E: The Search for Extraterrestrial Environmentalism

  title={SET-E: The Search for Extraterrestrial Environmentalism},
  author={Benjamin T. Montet and Ryan A. Loomis},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  • B. Montet, R. Loomis
  • Published 31 March 2016
  • Physics, Geology
  • arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
There is currently no evidence for life on any known exoplanet. Here, we propose a form of "galactic anthropology" to detect not only the existence of life on transiting exoplanets, but also the existence of environmental movements. By observing the planet's atmosphere over long time baselines, the destruction and recovery of a hole in an exoplanet's ozone layer may be observable. While not readily detectable for any one system with JWST, by binning together observations of hundreds of systems… 
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