Could These Weird Planets Made Of Gemstones Be Inhabitable?
Bizarre planets made of a wide array of minerals could potentially be inhabitable, according to a new study conducted for the American Astronomical Society.
Astronomers found that the suitability of planets to develop life is closely related to the chemical composition of their stars by surveying 90 other solar systems with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) Telescope in New Mexico. They found that small differences in chemistry could have important consequences for planets found orbiting stars with chemical compositions quite different from our Sun. – READ MORE