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Colorful life-form catalog will help discern if we are alone

March 17, 2015

While looking for life on planets beyond our own solar system, a group of international scientists has created a colorful catalog containing reflection signatures of Earth life forms that might be found on planet surfaces throughout the cosmic hinterlands. The new database and research, published in …

Source: phys.org

There is a lot of diversity to microbial life on Earth. On other Earth-like planets, the ones that come to dominate may be different from the ones that dominate here and that cause the Earth’s characteristic colors as seen from space.

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