Is Life on Other Planets Living on Gas filled Worlds Once Like Neptune?

January 29, 2015 4:50 PM

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Alien life may be found on planets that once started looking more like Neptune than Earth, according to astronomers from the University of Washington.

Mini-Neptunes could form close to their suns, and powerful radiation from vigorous stellar activity could push on the thick atmosphere of the worlds, shedding their gases to open space. This could, theoretically, turn a potentially-habitable world into a barren, rocky core. However, other processes ...

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