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Alien Skies pp 102-125 | Cite as

Terrestrial Exoplanets

  • Frédéric J. Pont
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Abstract

As impressive as giant planets may be, they are not “our kind of planet”. The ones we really want to know about are the smaller, Earth-like worlds. Not exactly like Earth, just close enough so we can relate to them, imagine ourselves there, roaming alien landscapes, the kind of places where we might even encounter life in some recognisable form.

Keywords

Solar System Giant Planet Terrestrial Planet Eccentric Orbit Drake Passage 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Frédéric J. Pont
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ExeterExeterUK

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