Astrobiology (general)

Are Class M Planets Common?

By Keith Cowing
September 7, 2006

Exotic Earths: Forming Habitable Worlds with Giant Planet Migration, Science

Earth-like Planets May Be More Common Than Once Thought, University of Colorado at Boulder

“More than one-third of the giant planet systems recently detected outside Earth’s solar system may harbor Earth-like planets, many covered in deep oceans with potential for life, according to a new study.”

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