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Alien Earths May Not Be Only Exoplanets Capable Of Supporting Life, Astronomer Says June 3, 2013

Posted by sandyclaus in Drake Revisited.
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Scientists searching for signs of life beyond our solar system should keep an open mind, for planets very different than Earth may well be habitable, a prominent researcher says.While it may seem natural to zero in on “alien Earths,” such a narrow focus would exclude many potentially life-supporting exoplanets, whose diversity continues to astound astronomers, says Sara Seager of MIT.

via Alien Earths May Not Be Only Exoplanets Capable Of Supporting Life, Astronomer Says.

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