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Earthshine â€“ sunlight reflected from the Earth toward the Moon â€“ may provide a way for researchers to seek out oceans on other planets, according to researchers.
An Australian-led study shows, for the first time, differences in light reflection from Earth's land masses and oceans can be seen on the moon's far side. The researchers, led by Sally Langford of the University of Melbourne and including scientists from Princeton University, said the phenomenon, known as earthshine, might be used to view the physical makeup of planets too small to allow an image to be made of their surface. Langford said the brightness of the reflected earthshine varied as...
Researchers from the University of Melbourne and Princeton University have shown for the first time that the difference in reflection of light from the Earthâ€™s land masses and oceans can be seen on the dark side of the moon, a phenomenon known as earthshine.