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Journal Articles Highlights of Astronomy Year : 2010

Earthshine observations and the detection of vegetation on extrasolar planets

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To prepare future observations of terrestrial planets and the detection of life, we search for life on the planet Earth seen as a point source. Observations of Earthshine is a convenient way to see Earth as a remote planet. The vegetation reflectance spectrum presents a sharp edge in the near infrared: the Vegetation Red Edge. Observational programs in progress are described, particularly our observations at the Concordia station in Antarctica.

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obspm-03855225 , version 1 (16-11-2022)

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Danielle Briot. Earthshine observations and the detection of vegetation on extrasolar planets. Highlights of Astronomy, 2010, 15, pp.699-700. ⟨10.1017/S1743921310011038⟩. ⟨obspm-03855225⟩
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