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“Let’s reverse the viewpoint to that of other stars and ask from which vantage point other observers could find Earth as a transiting planet,” Kaltenegger said.
“If we’re looking for intelligent life in the universe that could find us and might want to get in touch” she added, “we’ve just created the star map of where we should look first.”
Meanwhile, our own transit observations of potentially habitable exoplanets out there in the universe are set to increase massively with the launch of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope in 2021.
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