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Submission + - Dark Energy, Life Searches Make Strange Bedfellows (

eldavojohn writes: Both the EU and US are using a strategy to merge what used to be two separate searches: the search for exoplanets that may harbor life and the search for dark energy. In an effort to develop 'robust, low-risk missions that maximize the scientific return,' the article analyzes how without any changes a space based dark energy telescope could also check for microlensing events indicating an exoplanet.
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Dark Energy, Life Searches Make Strange Bedfellows

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