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Jan 2013

More on the prospects for life on KOI-172.02

POSTED BY: S. DOMAGAL-GOLDMAN
 
In my last post, I talked about why I think KOI-172.02 is uninhabitable. But in the words of The Dude, And… in a way, it is just my opinion. KOI-172.02 sits in a bit of a “grey area” where we can’t *absolutely* rule out habitability, but it’s habitability depends on the planet being different from Earth in important ways. The habitable zone calculations I was basing my analysis on assume the planet absorbs incoming radiation about as efficiently as the....
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11
Jan 2013

KOI-172.02: An excellent candidate for a “Venus-twin”

POSTED BY: S. DOMAGAL-GOLDMAN
 
It seems that we have our latest “Earth twin candidate.” This time, the planet is in orbit around a star very similar to our Sun. It’s been getting lots of press attention. A google news search turns up quite a bit. Unfortunately, this planet is almost certain to be way too hot to support life, according to the metrics posted at the Kepler website. Before I get into that, a quick primer on what the habitable zone is. It’s the area....
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07
Jan 2013

@HabWorlds Twitter Digest, 2012-12-31 to 2013-01-06

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Bigger Brains Come At A Cost http://t.co/QpiYiOK5 14:00:21 A new solution to the "faint young sun" paradox? http://t.co/5Qyo0E7D 13:51:40 New Mars Meteorite Contains 10 Times More Water Than Previous Finds http://t.co/uTT7TJGq 21:38:38 NASA Considers Capturing an Asteroid, Setting it to Orbit the Moon http://t.co/XE84WFRx 20:54:01 Mars Rover Mission Marks 9 Years on Red Planet http://t.co/7V7HdR2e 14:56:17 Never-Before-Seen Stage of Planet Birth Revealed http://t.co/OncTFWMh 07:10:56 100 Billion Alien Planets Fill Our Milky Way Galaxy: Study http://t.co/wvX1t6QK 00:57:58 Climate Change May Have....
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