Beyond the principle of plentitude: a review of terrestrial planet habitability.

@article{Gaidos2005BeyondTP,
  title={Beyond the principle of plentitude: a review of terrestrial planet habitability.},
  author={Eric Gaidos and Bryan R. Deschenes and Luke R. Dundon and Karen Fagan and L Menviel-Hessler and Nicholas Moskovitz and Michelle Workman},
  journal={Astrobiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={
          100-26
        }
}
We review recent work that directly or indirectly addresses the habitability of terrestrial (rocky) planets like the Earth. Habitability has been traditionally defined in terms of an orbital semimajor axis within a range known as the habitable zone, but it is also well known that the habitability of Earth is due to many other astrophysical, geological, and geochemical factors. We focus this review on (1) recent refinements to habitable zone calculations; (2) the formation and orbital stability… CONTINUE READING

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