Searching for Life on Extrasolar Planets

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Essential information

Key stage: 
Key Stage 4
Resource type: 
Classroom activity
Royal Observatory
School subject: 
Astronomy, Science

In this activity students learn about the importance of spectroscopy in looking for signs of life on planets outside of our solar system. Accompanies the video 'Are there aliens?'