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Hycean Planets; Searching for Life Beyond Earth

Learn about a new class of planets that could support life.

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Hycean Planets; Searching for Life Beyond Earth

Learn about a new class of planets that could support life.

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Astronomers search tirelessly for life outside our solar system. In their quest, many focus on Earth-like exoplanets. However, life could be elsewhere.
In 2021, researchers at the University of Cambridge proposed a new category of potentially habitable planets. They called them Hycean planets due to their hydrogen-rich atmosphere and the large oceans on their surfaces.

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