- Status Report
- September 28, 2023
Opportunities For Technosignature Science In The Planetary Science And Astrobiology Decadal Survey
Solar system exploration provides numerous possibilities for advancing technosignature science.
The search for life in the solar system includes missions designed to search for evidence of biosignatures on other planetary bodies, but many missions could also attempt to search for and constrain the presence of technology within the solar system.
Technosignatures and biosignatures represent complementary approaches toward searching for evidence of life in our solar neighborhood, and beyond. This report summarizes the potential technosignature opportunities within ongoing solar system exploration and the recommendations of the “Origins, Worlds, and Life” Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey.
We discuss opportunities for constraining the prevalence of technosignatures within the solar system using current or future missions at negligible additional cost, and we present a preliminary assessment of gaps that may exist in the search for technosignatures within the solar system.
Jacob Haqq-Misra, Reza Ashtari, James Benford, Jonathan Carroll-Nellenback, Niklas A. Döbler, Wael Farah, Thomas J. Fauchez, Vishal Gajjar, David Grinspoon, Advait Huggahalli, Ravi K. Kopparapu, Joseph Lazio, George Profitiliotis, Evan L. Sneed, Savin Shynu Varghese, Clément Vidal
Comments: A report from the First Penn State SETI Symposium
Subjects: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM); Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP); Popular Physics (physics.pop-ph)
Cite as: arXiv:2209.11685 [astro-ph.IM] (or arXiv:2209.11685v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)
From: Jacob Haqq-Misra
[v1] Wed, 21 Sep 2022 21:24:06 UTC (273 KB)