Planets outside our solar system more hospitable to life than thought

January 17, 2015 3:34 PM

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Planets outside our solar system more hospitable to life than thought

A study by astrophysicists at the University of Toronto suggests that exoplanets - planets outside our solar system - are more likely to have liquid water and be more habitable than we thought.

"Planets with potential oceans could have a climate that is much more similar to Earth's than previously expected," said Jérémy Leconte, a postdoctoral fellow at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) at the University of Toronto, and lead author of a study published today in Sci...

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