The language of exoplanet ranking metrics needs to change

@article{Tasker2017TheLO,
  title={The language of exoplanet ranking metrics needs to change},
  author={E. Tasker and Joshua Tan and K. Heng and S. Kane and D. Spiegel and R. Brasser and Andrew Casey and S. Desch and C. Dorn and C. Houser and J. Hernlund and M. Lasbleis and Matthieu Laneuville and Anne-Sophie Libert and L. Noack and C. Unterborn and J. Wicks},
  journal={Nature Astronomy},
  year={2017},
  volume={1},
  pages={0042}
}
We have found many Earth-sized worlds but we have no way of determining if their surfaces are Earth-like. This makes it impossible to quantitatively compare habitability, and pretending we can risks damaging the field. 

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