Life Beyond the Solar System: Remotely Detectable Biosignatures

Shawn Domagal-Goldman, Nancy Y. Kiang, Niki Parenteau, Uma Gayathri Kamakolanu, Kai Finster, Javier Martin-Torres, Sebastian O. Danielache, Priya DasSarma, Motohide Tamura, Yasunori Hori, Sarah Rugheimer, Hilairy E. Hartnett, Brent R. Stockwell, Allona Vazan, Renyu Hu, Leroy Cronin, Abel Méndez, Harrison B. Smith, Cecilia Demergasso, Victoria S. MeadowsDavid L. Blank, John Lee Grenfell, Stephen R. Kane, Lisseth Gavilan, George Tan, Peter Plavchan, Thomas J. Fauchez, C. H. Lucas Patty, Charles Telesco, Evgenya Shkolnik, Timothy W. Lyons, Jeremy D. Owens, Mercedes Lopez-Morales, Jacob Lustig-Yaeger, Inge Loes ten Kate, Soumya Banerjee, Linda E. Sohl, Peter Gao, Eric D. Lopez, Ross Corkrey, Karan Molaverdikhani, Drake Deming, Chuanfei Dong, O´Meara John M., Edwin S. Kite, Leslie Rogers, Tyler D. Robinson, Angelle Tanner, II Cleaves H. James, Kerri Cahoy, Sara Imari Walker, Douglas A. Caldwell, Courtney D. Dressing, Henry Ngo, William D. Cochran, Hinsby Cadillo-Quiroz, Jasmina Blecic, Pauli Laine, Arif Solmaz, Kerry L. Ramirez, Bethany P. Theiling, Sarah Dodson-Robinson, N Zimmermann, Michael R. Line, Franck Marchis, Seth Redfield, Kaveh Pahlevan, Lucianne M. Walkowicz, B. Scott Gaudi, Shannon M. Curry, Daria Pidhorodetska, Tae-Soo Pyo, Aditya Chopra, Natalie Hinkel, Patrick A. Young, Daniel Angerhausen, Daniel Apai, Giada Arney, Vladimir S. Airapetian, Natalie M. Batalha, David C. Catling, Charles S. Cockell, Russell Deitrick, Anthony Del Genio, Theresa Fisher, Yuka Fujii, Dawn M. Gelino, Chester E. Harman, Siddharth Hegde, Betül Kaçar, Joshua Krissansen-Totten, Adrian Lenardic, Kathleen E. Mandt, William B. Moore, Norio Narita, Stephanie L. Olson, Enric Palle, Heike Rauer, Christopher T. Reinhard, Aki Roberge, Jean Schneider, Nick Siegler, Karl R. Stapelfeldt

Research output: Working paper


This white paper reviews the scientific community's ability to use data from future telescopes to search for life on exoplanets. It summarizes products from the Exoplanet Biosignatures Workshop Without Walls (EBWWW). This effort led to papers that constituted the Exoplanet Analysis Group's (ExoPAG) 16th Science Assessment Group (SAG 16).
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusSubmitted - 20 Jan 2018

Bibliographical note

This is a white paper that was submitted to the National Academies of Sciences Study: Astrobiology Science Strategy for the Search for Life in the Universe


  • exoplanets
  • habitability
  • biosignatures
  • astrobiology


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