A More Comprehensive Habitable Zone for Finding Life on Other Planets

  title={A More Comprehensive Habitable Zone for Finding Life on Other Planets},
  author={Ramses Mario Ramirez},
  • R. Ramirez
  • Published 25 July 2018
  • Physics, Geology
  • Geosciences
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