The language of exoplanet ranking metrics needs to change

Elizabeth Tasker, Joshua Tan, Kevin Heng, Stephen R. Kane, David Spiegel, Ramon Brasser, Andrew Casey, Steven Desch, Caroline Dorn, John Hernlund, Christine Houser, Matthieu Laneuville, Marine Lasbleis, Anne-Sophie Libert, Lena Noack, Cayman Unterborn, June Wicks

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Article number0042
Pages (from-to)42
JournalNature Astronomy
Publication statusPublished - 2 Mar 2017

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