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Habitability and Inhabitance

A new paper published today provides a new viewpoint on the habitability of planets, and its codependence on inhabitance of those same planets. The presence of life influences the habitability of a planet, through its effect on the composition of the planet's atmosphere.

Fri 04 Mar 2016, 15:00 | Tags: preprint, Habitability, publication, Inhabitance

Longevity of habitable conditions

An intriguing paper published on the ArXiv preprint server today discusses the length of time for which planets are habitable, and the implications for SETI experiments.

Wed 20 Jan 2016, 13:44 | Tags: preprint, news, Habitability, publication, SETI

Life in unusual cosmic locations?

A paper published on the astronomy preprint server last week investigates whether life could develop and survive in globular clusters. These stellar environments are often ignored as potential cradles of civilisation, but this study shows that they could have more potential than previously thought.

Mon 18 Jan 2016, 10:59 | Tags: preprint, Habitability, publication

Two new habitability-related papers

The week beginning 30th November 2015 has seen the release of two papers relating to habitability; one is concerned with exoplanet systems, while the other deals with a body much closer to home.

Fri 04 Dec 2015, 17:56 | Tags: preprint, news, Habitability, publication

Stable climate with a hydrogen atmosphere?

Published on the arXive preprint server today is a paper looking at whether habitable conditions could be established and maintained on terrestrial planets with thick, hydrogen rich atmospheres.

Wed 25 Nov 2015, 16:08 | Tags: preprint, news, Habitability, publication

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