Episode 566

Better Than Earth? Are There Superhabitable Worlds In The Milky Way?

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September 23rd, 2019

10 mins 26 secs

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I’ve said many times in the past that the Earth is the best planet in the Universe. No matter where we go, we’ll never find a planet that’s a better home to Earth life than Earth. Of course, that’s because we, and all other Earth life evolved in this environment. Evolution adapted us to this planet, and it’s unlikely we could ever find another planet this good for us.

However, is it the best planet? Are there places in the Universe which might have the conditions for more diversity of life?

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References:
https://arxiv.org/abs/1301.6674
https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1401/1401.2392.pdf
https://www.sciencealert.com/there-may-be-exoplanets-out-there-even-better-suited-for-life-than-earth
https://data.giss.nasa.gov/rocke3d/maps/
https://www.giss.nasa.gov/projects/astrobio/
https://asd.gsfc.nasa.gov/luvoir/reports/LUVOIR_FinalReportAppendices_2019-08-26.pdf

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