The language of exoplanet ranking metrics needs to change

Tasker, Elizabeth; Tan, Joshua; Heng, Kevin; Kane, Stephen; Spiegel, David; the ELSI Origins Network Planetary Diversity Workshop, ELSI (2017). The language of exoplanet ranking metrics needs to change. Nature astronomy, 1(2), 0042. Nature Publishing Group 10.1038/s41550-017-0042

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We have found many Earth-sized worlds but we have no way of determining if their surfaces are Earth-like. This makes it impossible to quantitatively compare habitability, and pretending we can risks damaging the field.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > Space Research and Planetary Sciences
10 Strategic Research Centers > Center for Space and Habitability (CSH)
08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute
08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > NCCR PlanetS

UniBE Contributor:

Heng, Kevin

Subjects:

500 Science > 520 Astronomy
600 Technology > 620 Engineering
500 Science
500 Science > 530 Physics

ISSN:

2397-3366

Publisher:

Nature Publishing Group

Language:

English

Submitter:

Janine Jungo

Date Deposited:

03 Aug 2017 16:19

Last Modified:

06 Aug 2017 02:14

Publisher DOI:

10.1038/s41550-017-0042

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.97260

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/97260

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