Could large telescopes scope out oxygen on exoplanets?

02/19/2013 | New Scientist

Massive telescopes such as the Extremely Large Telescope under construction in Chile are expected to be sensitive enough to detect the presence of oxygen on alien planets, as their atmospheres are lit up by the stars they pass. The process won't be easy; the exoplanet would have to pass its star several times to collect data, and that could take anywhere from 4 to 400 years.

View Full Article in:

New Scientist

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Education

Job Title Company Location
Principal
Visible Men Academy
Bradenton, FL
Director, Department of Defense Dependents Schools, Europe
Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)
Sembach
Senior Researcher\/Technical Assistance Consultant (8264)
American Institutes for Research
Washington, DC
K-12 Teachers Needed at Int’l Schools
The International Educator
Multiple Locations
Program Director, Education and Learning
Urban Libraries Council
Washington, DC