TRANSITS OF EARTH-LIKE PLANETS

@article{Kaltenegger2009TRANSITSOE,
  title={TRANSITS OF EARTH-LIKE PLANETS},
  author={Lisa Kaltenegger and Wesley A. Traub},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={698},
  pages={519-527}
}
Transmission spectroscopy of Earth-like exoplanets is a potential tool for habitability screening. Transiting planets are present-day "Rosetta Stones" for understanding extrasolar planets because they offer the possibility to characterize giant planet atmospheres and should provide an access to biomarkers in the atmospheres of Earth-like exoplanets, once they are detected. Using the Earth itself as a proxy we show the potential and limits of the transiting technique to detect biomarkers on an… 

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