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Habitable Zones & Global Climate: December 2020


A study by the University of Southampton gives a new perspective on why our planet has managed to stay habitable for billions of years - concluding it is almost certainly due, at least in part, to luck. The research suggests this may lengthen the odds of finding life on so-called 'twin-Earths' in the Universe.

Understanding the chemical interactions between water and Mg-silicates or iron is essential to constrain the interiors of water-rich planets.