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Solving a Temperature Mystery on Extrasolar Planets – Astrobiology January 14, 2014

Posted by sandyclaus in Drake Revisited.
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Astrobiologists at the University of Washington\’s Virtual Planetary Laboratory used physics to explain how the tropopause is formed. Their work suggests that this feature is common to planets with thick atmospheres. The findings could be used to estimate temperature and pressure at the surface of planets, helping astrobiologists understand their potential habitability.

via Solving a Temperature Mystery on Extrasolar Planets – Astrobiology.

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