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Astronomers use Earth’s history as guide to spot vegetation on new worlds

25 Sep 2018, 16:00 UTC
Astronomers use Earth’s history as guide to spot vegetation on new worlds Jack O’Malley-James/Wendy Kenigsberg/Brand Communications

By looking at Earth’s full natural history and evolution, astronomers may have found a template for vegetation fingerprints – borrowing from epochs of changing flora – to determine the age of habitable exoplanets.

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