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Science-Operational Metrics and Issues for the "Are We Alone?" Movement

  title={Science-Operational Metrics and Issues for the "Are We Alone?" Movement},
  author={R. Brown},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  • R. Brown
  • Published 2009
  • Physics, Computer Science
  • arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
A movement is underway to test the uniqueness of Earth. Sponsored primarily by NASA, it is enlisting talented researchers from many disciplines. It is conceiving new telescopes to discover and characterize other worlds like Earth around nearby stars and to obtain their spectra. The goal is to search for signs of biological activity and perhaps find other cradles of life. Most effort thus far has focused on the optics to make such observations feasible. Relatively little attention has been paid… Expand