The Earth as an extrasolar transiting planet: Earth's atmospheric composition and thickness revealed by Lunar eclipse observations

@article{VidalMadjar2010TheEA,
  title={The Earth as an extrasolar transiting planet: Earth's atmospheric composition and thickness revealed by Lunar eclipse observations},
  author={Alfred Vidal-Madjar and Luc Arnold and David Ehrenreich and Roger Ferlet and Alain Lecavelier des Etangs and F. Bouchy and Damien S{\'e}gransan and Isabelle Boisse and Guillaume H'ebrard and Claire Moutou and J.-M. D'esert and David K. Sing and R. Cabanac and Christian Nitschelm and Xavier Bonfils and Xavier Delfosse and Morgan Desort and Rodrigo F. D'iaz and A. Eggenberger and Thierry Forveille and Anne-Marie Lagrange and Christophe Lovis and Francesco A. Pepe and Christian Perrier and Fr'ed'eric Pont and Nuno C. Santos and St{\'e}phane Udry},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2010},
  volume={523}
}
Context. An important goal within the quest for detecting an Earth-like extrasolar planet, will be to identify atmospheric gaseous bio-signatures. Aims. Observations of the light transmitted through the Earth’s atmosphere, as for an extrasolar planet, will be the first important step for future comparisons. We have completed observations of the Earth during a lunar eclipse, a unique situation similar to that of a transiting planet. We aim at showing what species could be detected in its… Expand
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