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Astronomers have not yet found another world that can host life besides our home planet, but the findings of a new research suggest that there are alien worlds that could be more hospitable to life than Earth.

In a study presented at the Goldschmidt Geochemistry Congress in Barcelona on Aug. 23, researchers modeled the potential life on other watery planets using the ROCKE-3D software developed by NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), which can simulate the climates and ocean habitats of different types of exoplanets.

They found that some conditions on these exoplanets could create oceans that are optimally hospitable to life.

The researchers in particular found that watery planets with dense atmospheres, continents, and slowly revolving worlds with long days tend to be the most conducive places for life.

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Category: Science