Sunday, February 24, 2019

'Astrocomb' to Search for Extraterrestrial Life

'Astrocomb' to Search for Extraterrestrial Life

Scientists develop astrocomb, a tool that will find Earth-like planets, alien life

      Scientists have developed an astrocomb, a tool that precisely measures frequencies or colours of light, which can help widen the search for Earth-like planets, and perhaps extraterrestrial life.
By The Week

The custom-made frequency comb, developed by researchers from National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) in the US, provides the precision needed for discovering and characterising planets orbiting M dwarf stars, which comprise 70 per cent of the stars in the galaxy and are plentiful near Earth.

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