Hunt for extraterrestrial life gets massive methane boost

A powerful new model to detect life on planets outside of our solar system more accurately than ever before has been developed by researchers. The new model focuses on methane, the simplest organic molecule, widely acknowledged to be a sign of potential life. The new model has been tested and verified by successfully reproducing in detail the way in which the methane in failed stars, called brown dwarfs, absorbs light.

from Space & Time News — ScienceDaily http://ift.tt/1r1x1bf

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