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Olson, Jansen, and Abbot identify the best planets for life.

July 01, 2019

T.C. Chamberlin Postdoc Stephanie Olson showed that not all planets with oceans are equally habitable at AbSciCon 2019 in Bellevue, WA. She described the types of planets that will make the best hosts for ocean-dwelling life, and her models will inform NASA's search for life in the Universe by identifying favorable targets for life detection missions. Assistant Prof. Jansen and Associate Prof. Abbot also contributed to the study, which has been highlighted in Cosmos Magazine. Congratulations to all!