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Evidence of photoluminescence of biomaterial in space

Wickramasinghe, Nalin Chandra, Lloyd, David and Wickramasinghe, Janaki Tara 2002. Evidence of photoluminescence of biomaterial in space. Presented at: Instruments, methods, and missions for astrobiology IV, San Diego, CA, 29-30 July 2001. Published in: Hoover, Richard B., Levin, Gilbert V., Paepe, Roland R. and Rozanov, Alexei Y. eds. Instruments, methods, and missions for astrobiology IV : 29-30 July, 2001, San Diego, [California] USA. SPIE Proceedings Series , vol. 4495. Bellingham, WA: Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers, pp. 255-260. 10.1117/12.454762

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An excess red emission of interstellar dust observed over the waveband 5000-8000A is well fitted in terms of photoluminescence of biologically derived chromophores. The redness of the class of Edgeworth-Kuiper belt objects and of areas of the Martian surface may have a similar explanation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Biosciences
Uncontrolled Keywords: Panspermia; interstellar dust; photoluminescence; comets; meteors
Publisher: Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers
ISBN: 9780819442093
ISSN: 0277-786X
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