“Spoiler Alert” –Space Scientists Predict the James Webb Space Telescope’s First Target for Alien Life

 

 

“Rather that simply recognizing that a planet hosts life, we may be able to say something about how the activities of its biosphere vary in space and time,” says astronomer Stephanie Olson.

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NASA Code ‘Red’ –“Holistic Search Needed for Evidence of Past and Present Life Elsewhere in the Universe”

To answer significant questions about planetary systems, such as whether our solar system is a rare phenomenon or if life exists on planets other than Earth, NASA should lead a large direct imaging mission – an advanced space telescope – capable of studying Earth-like exoplanets orbiting stars similar to the sun, says a new congressionally mandated report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

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