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Exploring Shortcuts for the Characterization of the Atmospheres of Planets similar to Earth

Project description

Research aims to unravel the make-up of Earth-like exoplanets

The question of whether there is life beyond our solar system has recently taken a giant leap forward with the detection of several nearby Earth-like exoplanets. Finding exoplanets with atmospheres and identifying their atmospheric composition is a crucial step in pinpointing places with signs of life. Ground- and space-based observations such as those provided by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite and the James Webb Space Telescope scheduled for launch in 2021 are expected to characterise for the first time the atmosphere of such exoplanets. Using innovative observing techniques and instruments, the EU-funded ESCAPE project plans to accelerate the identification of the atmospheric make-up of Earth-like exoplanets with existing ground- and space-based telescopes.


Net EU contribution
€ 191 149,44
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Genève
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00