Planets around 'solar twins' of Sun more habitable than Earth

Sun more habitable than Earth

"If it turns out that these planets are warmer than we previously thought, then we can effectively increase the size of the habitable zone around these stars by pushing the habitable zone farther from the host star, and consider more of those planets hospitable to microbial life," said Unterborn.

"At this point, all we can say for sure is that there is some natural variation in the amount of radioactive elements inside stars like ours," he added.

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