View Full Version : Earthlike Worlds Could Be Fairly Common

2005-Sep-23, 07:24 AM
SUMMARY: According to a new simulation by a team of University of Washington astronomers, Earthlike worlds could be more common that previously believed. The team performed 44 computer simulations of planet formations near a star, and found that an Earth-sized world was created nearly every time - and a terrestrial planet was in the star's habitable zone 25% of the time. The simulations also showed that the orbits of gas giants in a system might decide how much water remains on a terrestrial planet.

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