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Earth's Light Show Is A Clue To Finding Habitable Neighbors

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August 30, 2001
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Viewed from a star in some other corner of the galaxy, Earth would be a speck, a faint blue dot hidden in the blazing light of our sun. Would there be any hint of that speck's amazing diversity of life? According to a paper in the Aug. 30 issue of Nature, a savvy alien would find at least one important clue: an interesting flicker in the pale blue light.

Viewed from a star in some other corner of the galaxy, Earth would be a speck, a faint blue dot hidden in the blazing light of our sun.


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Princeton University. "Earth's Light Show Is A Clue To Finding Habitable Neighbors." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 30 August 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/08/010830082008.htm>.
Princeton University. (2001, August 30). Earth's Light Show Is A Clue To Finding Habitable Neighbors. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/08/010830082008.htm
Princeton University. "Earth's Light Show Is A Clue To Finding Habitable Neighbors." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/08/010830082008.htm (accessed April 16, 2014).

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