Add Heat, Then Tectonics: Narrowing the Hunt for Life in Space

In order to support life, an exoplanet should simply hang out where heat from its star is just right for liquid water. Right? Not necessarily. New research is suggesting that in order to support life, such a planet might also need plate tectonics, and those are triggered in a narrower band of distance from the parent star. … Continue reading Add Heat, Then Tectonics: Narrowing the Hunt for Life in Space