How planetary age reveals water content

Posted by on June 29, 2016 2:03 pm
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Water is necessary for life as we know it, but too much water is bad for habitability. Therefore, to study the habitability of extrasolar planets, determining the abundance of water is a key element. Astronomers now show that the observation of exoplanets at different ages can be used to set statistical constraints on their water content — an important result for future space missions.

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