Habitability: An Atmospheric Consequence?
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I am a Physicist and Ph.D. candidate in engineering sciences with a specialization in Fluid Dynamics and Meteorology from Universidad de Chile with an informal education in Astronomy.

                       

Habitability: An Atmospheric Consequence?

More than 3000 planets outside our Solar system have been discovered. Around 20 of them are "Goldilocks planets," planets that orbit the region surrounding a star, where the probability of presenting conditions suitable for habitability increases. In this region, called the Habitable Zone, the distance between the planet and the star allows for temperatures where the planet can present a liquid ocean surface, the minimum condition of habitability. Usually, planets outside the Habitable Zone are deemed uninhabitable. A planet close...

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