5 February 2002 Evidence of photoluminescence of biomaterial in space
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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.
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Nalin Chandra Wickramasinghe, David Lloyd, J. T. Wickramasinghe, "Evidence of photoluminescence of biomaterial in space", Proc. SPIE 4495, Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology IV, (5 February 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.454762; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.454762
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