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The role of Jupiter in driving Earth's orbital evolution

  title={The role of Jupiter in driving Earth's orbital evolution},
  author={Jonathan Horner and David Waltham and F. Elliott Koch},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
In coming years, the first truly Earth-like planets will be discovered orbiting other stars, and the search for signs of life on these worlds will begin. However, such observations will be hugely time-consuming and costly, and so it will be important to determine which of those planets represent the best prospects for life elsewhere. One of the key factors in such a decision will be the climate variability of the planet in question - too chaotic a climate might render a planet less promising as… Expand

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