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Habitable Zones & Global Climate: May 2022


Planetary obliquity is a first order control on planetary climate and seasonal contrast, which has a number of cascading consequences for life.

The architecture of a planetary system can influence the habitability of a planet via orbital effects, particularly in the areas of stability and eccentricity.

Water worlds have been hypothesized as an alternative to photo-evaporation in order to explain the gap in the radius distribution of Kepler exoplanets.