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100 YEARS OF THE IAU

Beyond the Galileo experiment

On its way to Jupiter in 1990, the Galileo spacecraft searched for signs of life on Earth, providing a set of control experiments that continue to inform our quest to detect extraterrestrial life.

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Fig. 1: Children of the Pale Blue Dot.

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center; additional animations courtesy ESA/Hubble

Fig. 2: A multidisciplinary approach to the search for life beyond Earth.

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Cabrol, N.A. Beyond the Galileo experiment. Nat Astron 3, 585–587 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41550-019-0839-3

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