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As many as six billion Earth-like planets in our galaxy, according to new estimates

Written by  Wednesday, 17 June 2020 04:14
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Vancouver, Canada (SPX) Jun 17, 2020
To be considered Earth-like, a planet must be rocky, roughly Earth-sized and orbiting Sun-like (G-type) stars. It also has to orbit in the habitable zones of its star - the range of distances from a star in which a rocky planet could host liquid water, and potentially life, on its surface. "My calculations place an upper limit of 0.18 Earth-like planets per G-type star," says UBC researche

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