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Planets with hydrogen skies could harbor life

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Planets with hydrogen skies could harbor life : Microbes can live and grow in bottles of pure hydrogen, scientists now report. Their new finding could widen the range of worlds on which astronomers might seek evidence of alien life. “We're trying to expand people's view of what should be considered a habitable planet,” says Sara Seager. “It seems to increase our chances that we may find life elsewhere.” Seager is an astronomer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology , in Cambridge. She studies exoplanets. They orbit stars other than our sun. Seager has been curious about whether these...
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