Detecting Earth-like Biosignatures on Rocky Exoplanets around Nearby Stars with Ground-based Extremely Large Telescopes
As we begin to discover rocky planets in the habitable zone of nearby stars, we will need quick advancements on instrumentation and observational techniques that will enable us to answer how similar or dissimilar are those planets to Earth? Ground-based ELTs combined with future space missions will be key to detect biosignatures.
Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society
- Pub Date:
- May 2019
- Astrophysics - Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
- 9 pages, 3 figures. Science White Paper submitted to the Astro2020 Decadal Survey