the search for life on exoplanets

Snowball Exoplanets Might Be Better for Life Than We Thought!

Snowball Exoplanets Might Be Better for Life Than We Thought!

When astronomers discover a new exoplanet, one of the first considerations is if the planet is in the habitable zone, or outside of it. That label largely depends on whether or not the temperature of the planet allows liquid water. But of course it’s not that simple. A new study suggests that frozen, icy worlds with completely frozen oceans could actually have livable land areas that remain habitable.