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habitable,planets,Astronomy,science
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Indeed, as we search for life on other planets, we've used the Earth as our standard reference. Practically speaking, it's the only model we've got — and it appears to be a pretty damned good one; Earth has been teeming with life for billions of years and, quite importantly, it's even spawned a radio-capable, space-faring civilization. That being said, what makes us so sure it's the best model for habitability? Could other planets or moons be even more suitable for life? A pair of astrobiologists say yes. To find a habitable and ultimately an inhabited world, they argue we should adopt a biocentric approach rather than a geo- or anthropocentric one.
scientist,awesome,mow lin,science,Chemistry
Via: Brookhaven Lab
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As a longtime chemist at Brookhaven, Lin held 9 patents, published 85 papers, and won several national awards. In his most recent work, he was developing specially designed bacteria to decontaminate water used in natural gas recovery processes. After his death in 2003, he was posthumously nominated for the Lemelson...
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