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Unformatted text preview: runaway greenhouse effect with the photodissociation of carbon dioxide and water) to create an atmosphere rich in molecular oxygen and molecular oxygen does not produce absorption lines in the preferred infrared band that would be used in the TPF mission. Ozone does. Ozone existing along with nitrous oxide and methane in particular ratios with carbon dioxide and water, all of which produce absorption lines in the infrared, would be very strong evidence for an inhabited world. The setup and technologies TPF will employ will be based on the experience gained from previous projects such as the Keck Interferometer , the Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer , Kepler , CoRot , and the Gaia Mission . Unfortunately, there are now no plans to develop TPF for at least the next decade....
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2011 for the course AST AST1002 taught by Professor Emilyhoward during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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