Scientists believe they can customize existing ‘mini-Nepute’ planets to be life-friendly

January 30, 2015 8:00 AM

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Scientists believe that planets called “mini-Neptunes” can be stripped of their gaseous atmospheres by host star irradiation, setting the stage for life to form.

What if habitable planets are closer than we think but disguised as gas planets? Some scientists believe these gas planets, similar to our own Neptune, could potentially be converted to life-supporting environments under the right conditions and that some may be discovered in the not-too-distant fut...

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