Exoplanets could have better conditions for life than Earth, study says

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Earth seems like the perfect hub for life because it's the only planet known so far to host it -- but new research suggests that other planets could have oceans that are even more hospitable, offering life that is more varied than we know it. ... "We expect oceans to be important in regulating some of the most compelling remotely detectable signs of life on habitable worlds, but our understanding of oceans beyond our solar system is currently very rudimentary," said Chris Reinhard, a Georgia Institute of Technology professor who was not involved in the study. "Dr. Olson's work represents a significant and exciting step forward in our understanding of exoplanet oceanography."

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exoplanets, search for extraterrestrial life
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  • Created By: A. Maureen Rouhi
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  • Created On: Sep 4, 2019 - 11:03am
  • Last Updated: Sep 4, 2019 - 11:03am