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The DARWIN project of the European Space Agency (ESA).
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Tha aim of the space mission DARWIN (foreseen to be launched in 2015) is to detect, in the atmosphere of exoplanets previously identified, the ozone (O3). This molecule is easier to detect than O2 and forms as soon as oxygen is present.