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Habitable Zones & Global Climate: December 2016


What will happen to Earth when, in a few billion years' time, the Sun is a hundred times bigger than it is today?

The Kepler mission has shown that a significant fraction of all stars may have an Earth-size habitable planet. A dramatic support was the recent detection of Proxima Centauri b.

Detecting the atmospheres of low-mass low-temperature exoplanets is a high-priority goal on the path to ultimately detect biosignatures in the atmospheres of habitable exoplanets.