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LIFE team meets with colleagues at University of Maryland, NASA Goddard and STScI

On their trip between the Exoplanets 4 and the AbSciCon conferences, researchers from the LIFE initiatives met with colleagues on the US East Coast formeetings and presentations at the University of Maryland, the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the Space Telescope Science Institute.

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LIFE presentations at NCCR PlanetS General Assembly

During the general assembly of the National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) PlanetS in Grindelwald, Switzerland, LIFE team members Eleonora Alei and Björn Konrad presented their LIFE related research.

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ESA submitted White Paper published by Experimental Astronomy

The White Paper that we submitted to the ESA in the context of the Voyage 2050 process was published by "Experimental Astronomy".

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ESA announced their choice for future L-class science mission themes

ESA announced their choice for future L-class science mission themes and the detection and characterization of temperate exoplanets is considered to be one of them!

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Life in the media

Wie diese Schweizer Forscher Ausserirdische finden wollen

[Blick, CH] Alf, E.T. oder Independence Day – Aliens kennt jeder aus Filmen und Serien. Doch die Wissenschaft beschäftigt sich mittlerweile ganz ernsthaft damit, Spuren von ausserirdischem Leben auf fernen Planeten aufzuspüren – und Schweizer Forscher sind vorne mit dabei.

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The exoplanet missions set to revolutionise science

[Innovation News] ETH Zurich’s Professor Sascha P Quanz explores the future exoplanet missions that will search for life beyond our Solar System.

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Unveiling exozodiacal light

[Physics today] Nulling interferometry draws aside bright stellar glare to probe fine dust in extrasolar systems that may hamper future searches for Earthlike worlds.

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Is there other life in the universe and on other planets?

[Canberra Times] Jonah Hansen, LIFE team member and PhD student specialising in space interferometry at Mount Stromlo Observatory, at the Australian National University summarizes the LIFE mission concept for the Canberra Times.

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The LIFE mission: detecting life on exoplanets

[Innovation news network] Coordinated by ETH Zurich, the European LIFE mission is seeking to characterise the atmospheric composition of hundreds of nearby exoplanets to discover if life on exoplanets can exist beyond our Solar System.

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Decades ahead, Europe picks goals for big space missions

[Science.org] Themes for billion-euro Voyage 2050 missions include icy moons, exoplanets, and the early universe.

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