- How well do you know about other planets?
- Why do you think it is important to study about other planets?
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I didn’t wear a t-shirt with print because it’s not suitable for this occasion.
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He declared that it was the best movie that he had ever seen.
[noun] – the activity of examining a subject in detail in order to discover new information
Some studies have mentioned a link between cancer and certain types of food.
[adjective] – possible when the necessary conditions exist
Many potential customers are waiting for a fall in prices before buying.
[verb] – to show a particular result after a period of time
The doctors proved that it’s possible for him to live longer.
[noun] – a simple substance that cannot be reduced to smaller chemical parts
Oxygen is one of the Earth’s elements that is necessary to sustain life.
Dirk Schulze-Makuch, professor and lead study author for astrobiology and planetary habitability at Washington State University, declared in a study written in the journal Astrobiology, that we are only looking for planets that are Earth-like that is why we tend to forget to look for a planet that is even better for sustaining life. In the latest study, Schulze-Makuch and his colleagues named 24 exoplanets and potential exoplanets (planets that are soon to be proven as exoplanets). The gaps of these planets from Earth are more than a hundred light-years away, which could be possible superhabitable planets with circumstances more fitting for survival than Earth.
Nonetheless, the authors said that they haven’t proven that these planets are habitable. Rather, they just mean that these planets could have elements that support life. Schulze-Makuch also added “A planet can be habitable or superhabitable but uninhabited. This has to do with the natural history of the planet. There could have been a calamity (like a nearby Supernova explosion).”
- Who is Dirk Schulze-Makuch?
- What did he declare in a study written in the journal Astrobiology?
- Is it possible for a planet to be uninhabited?
- Have Dirk Schulze-Makuch and the other scientists proven that the planets are habitable?
- How far is the Earth from the other exoplanets?
- Why do Dirk Schulze-Makuch and his colleagues believe that there are planets that are more habitable than Earth?
- In your opinion what can a Supernova explosion do to a planet?
- In your opinion, why do we have to look for other habitable planets?
- What do you think of living in one of the superhabitable planets?
- Do you think that it would be possible for humans to be transported to the superhabitable planets in the future? Why or why not?