Evolutionary exobiology: towards the qualitative assessment of biological potential on exoplanets

@article{Stevenson2017EvolutionaryET,
  title={Evolutionary exobiology: towards the qualitative assessment of biological potential on exoplanets},
  author={D. Stevenson and S. Large},
  journal={International Journal of Astrobiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={18},
  pages={204 - 208}
}
Abstract A planet may be defined as habitable if it has an atmosphere and is warm enough to support the existence of liquid water on its surface. Such a world has the basic set of conditions that allow it to develop life similar to ours, which is carbon-based and has water as its universal solvent. While this definition is suitably vague to allow a fairly broad range of possibilities, it does not address the question as to whether any life that does form will become either complex or… Expand
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