Diving into Exoplanets: Are Water Seas the Most Common?

@article{Ballesteros2019DivingIE,
  title={Diving into Exoplanets: Are Water Seas the Most Common?},
  author={Fernando J Ballesteros and Alberto Fern{\'a}ndez-Soto and V. J. Mart{\'i}nez},
  journal={Astrobiology},
  year={2019},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={
          642-654
        }
}
One of the basic tenets of exobiology is the need for a liquid substratum in which life can arise, evolve, and develop. The most common version of this idea involves the necessity of water to act as such a substratum, both because that is the case on Earth and because it seems to be the most viable liquid for chemical reactions that lead to life. Other liquid media that could harbor life, however, have occasionally been put forth. In this work, we investigate the relative probability of finding… 

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