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Chemical Complexity: Implications for Bio/Technosignatures
  • Hikaru Furukawa,
  • Sara Walker,
  • Hyunju Kim
Hikaru Furukawa
School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University

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Sara Walker
Arizona State University
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Hyunju Kim
Arizona State University
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One of the biggest difficulties of defining technosignatures is to think about how to accurately distinguish biosignatures and technosignatures. In order to distinguish them, we need to further advance our understanding of what biology and technology are fundamentally doing. In this work, we introduce big data approaches to statistically investigate universal patterns within all biological life on Earth. We measure chemical complexity produced by life and investigate how universal or different biology is. Revealing universality of biology can help clarify the properties unique to biological life and help distinguish technosignatures from biosignatures.