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Scientists look beyond solar system for traces of life – SBS

Scientists are hoping the discovery of a new exoplanet will help in the search for traces of life in our solar system.

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Searching for traces of life on Mars, like NASA is doing, is one thing.
But scientists are also looking further afield. Could it be found beyond our solar system?
A study published on Thursday in the prestigious journal Science reveals the discovery of a new exoplanet that could be instrumental in the hunt.
Researchers will try to determine whether there is an atmosphere on the “super-Earth” and traces of life around a star other than our Sun.
“The end of the road is finding biomarkers or biosignatures…

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