UFO Casebook headgraphic

NAVIGATION

UFO Casebook
Powered by Conduit Mobile

Scientists Develop Methane Model to Detect Extraterrestrial Life
UFO Depiction
Published: 7:59 AM 6/18/2014

Submitted by Raoul Girard

Researchers have started their quest to discover extraterrestrial life on other planets. They believe that methane is a big indicator of potential life in other worlds.

A powerful model has been developed by researchers to detect life that may exist outside of our solar system. The accuracy of this model is better than ever before. "We anticipate that our model will have a big impact on the future study of planets and 'cool' stars external to our solar system, potentially helping scientists identify signs of extraterrestrial life", said Jonathan Tennyson, professor from department of physics and astronomy at University College London (UCL).

A spectrum for hot methane has been developed by researchers from the UCL and University of New South Wales. It is intended for detecting the molecule at temperatures up to 1,220 degrees Celsius.

With the help of some of the most advanced supercomputers, researchers calculated approximately 10 billion spectroscopic lines. Each line has a distinct color at which methane can absorb light.

Compared to previous study, the list of lines is 2,000 times bigger.

The incredible power of modern supercomputers has played a very big role in creating the comprehensive spectrum, said Sergei Yurchenko, from the UCL. The researchers have successfully tested and verified the model.

Astronomers can figure out how the atmospheres of exoplanets absorb starlight. By comparing it to a spectrum, they can identify the molecules that have made the alien worlds.

permanent link: http://www.ufocasebook.com/2014/methane-aids-search-extraterrestrial-life.html

source & references:

http://frenchtribune.com/teneur/1422852-scientists-develop-methane-model-detect-extraterrestrial-life

graphic - www.ufocasebook.com

Connect with the UFO Casebook...

UFO Casebook on Youtube Google+ UFO Casebook News Feed UFO Casebook on Facebook Forum Recent Comments

***

Fair Use Notice: This web site contains some copyrighted material whose use has not been authorized by the copyright owners. We believe that this not-for-profit, educational use on the Web constitutes a fair use of the copyrighted material (as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law.)

If you wish to use this copyrighted material for purposes that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

Fair Use notwithstanding, we will immediately comply with any copyright owner who wants their material removed or modified. All articles and images contained on the UFO Casebook which are not created by the UFO Casebook are attributed to the original owner/creator.

The opinions and viewpoints expressed on the UFO Casebook articles are not necessarily those of the UFO Casebook owner, webmaster, or staff members.
Each article is attributed to its originator, which is listed at the bottom of each entry, when available.

Archived UFO Articles and News Items

UFO Casebook Home Page