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How to Find Life on Distant Planets: Maybe Try Looking for Carbon Dioxide and Methane | The Verge
One way to find life outside our Solar System is to peer into the atmospheres of distant planets, looking for gases that may be produced by living organisms. A team of scientists at the UW thinks we should look for two gases in particular: carbon dioxide and methane. Joshua Krissansen-Totton, a UW doctoral student in Earth and space sciences, is quoted.
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