Study shows some exoplanets may have greater variety of life than exists on Earth

Study shows some exoplanets may have greater variety of life than exists on Earth


The latest study in the field of space research suggests that some of the exoplanets might house better life sustaining conditions as compared to Earth. Dr. Stephanie Olson, the lead researcher of the study mentioned that this conclusion comes as a surprise. The study points out that with presence of favorable ocean flow, some exoplanets can be suited better than Earth for supporting life.

Ever since the discovery of these exoplanets, research has accelerated the lookout for life beyond our existing solar system. The lengthy distances to the exoplanets mean that it is effectively impossible for use to reach these planets with use of space probes. This is why; scientists are now working with the remote sensing tools like telescopes for understanding the conditions that prevail on various exoplanets.

Understanding these remotely observed conditions over the exoplanets require creation of sophisticated observation models. This will help the scientists get an idea of the planetary climate & associated evolution. Olson’s team has modeled the likely conditions seen on various forms of exoplanets with use of the ROCKE-3-D software. It was created by NASA’s GISS (Goddard Institute for Space Studies).

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