12.425 | Fall 2007 | Undergraduate

Extrasolar Planets: Physics and Detection Techniques

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Lecture summary, written by a student. The focus of this lecture is to review emission and absorption spectra by looking at the theoretical projection of the Earth?s spectra and how it changed over time. The central concept of this class is to determine whether scientists can draw conclusions about alien life based on spectra of exoplanets and what considerations should be made when discussing “life” and its components.

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Fall 2007
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