Life Could Originate on Neptune-Like Exoplanets

January 30, 2015 11:55 PM

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Scientists have discovered that the exoplanets, resembling our own Neptune, have a potentially habitable core. Under right conditions, these gas planets could convert to life-supporting environments. Researchers from the University of Washington have predicted when and where gas planets may become habitable, with the help of computer models. The research has been published in the journal Astrobiology.

Milky Way galaxy has a large number of Class M dwarf stars. Researchers opine that those planets which orbit their stars at distances which allow the formation of liquid water on the surfaces are likely to support alien life. It is called as Goldilocks zone or habitable zone around an alien star. Ex...

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