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Unexpected exoplanets could contain life

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Astronomer: Unexpected exoplanets could contain life

An astronomer says experts need to expand their definition of Earth-like exoplanets

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A leading scientist in the field of exoplanet atmospheres authored a study in the recent issue of Science that urges researchers to broaden popular conceptions of what constitutes habitable, Earth-like planets.

Sara Seager, a theoretical physicist with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), believes that research is focusing too heavily on finding habitable planets that follow Earth-like patterns, including proximity to the sun and abundance of rocky surface area. Instead, Seager posits a focus on the makeup of alien atmospheres

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