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This reclassification mostly comes from new metrics to establish a star’s habitable zone. Previously, the likelihood of water on the planet’s surface based on the distance from the star was the only parameter used. Now scientists are integrating star behavior, the planet’s atmosphere, and other factors to determine the possibility for life. http:///15Y3fvR

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#4 - ofmiceandmen (10/23/2013) [+] (34 replies)
We're looking out there for planets that have water to support life. While that is a good place to start as we know water can be the key to life, we shouldn't rule a planet out just because we wouldn't be able to survive there.

For all we know, there could be lifeforms on that planet right now that would be poisoned by water. They could drink hydrochloric acid and breathe chlorine gas. Hell, they might not even have to drink or breathe at all.

They could get their energy from processes we don't even know are possible. They might be gaseous beings with no set body dimensions that are held together by a complex web of molecular and atomic bonds. They might be liquid beings that consist of more or less dense liquid than what they are living in. They might be so different from us, that we don't even recognize them as a life-form at first.

Therein lies the beauty of it. Habitable zone planets with liquid water are rare, but if you look at it in the way I've just described, then all of a sudden many, many more possibilities open up. The number of possibilities is so large that it might as well be infinite from this perspective.

I've got a feeling that life is literally everywhere out in that massive, black void. The hard part is knowing what to look for.
#3 - thatoldguy (10/22/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Well look likes we'll be on this planet a little while longer.
Well look likes we'll be on this planet a little while longer.
#28 - talvash (10/23/2013) [-]
Lightbulb, I...
#1 - guanyu (10/22/2013) [+] (1 reply)
User avatar #17 - kaylaw (10/23/2013) [-]
well they used to think venus was a twin planet of earth that was lush with plant life. may history repeat itself
#38 - pehtran (10/23/2013) [-]
**pehtran rolled a random image posted in comment #101885 at Brony board ** life on other planets
#35 - verycoolcat (10/23/2013) [-]
Inhospitable for earth based lifeforms.
#26 - jemmydubloon (10/23/2013) [+] (1 reply)
What about the Colonists we already sent there??????
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