The Exoplanets That Cried Wolf | NASA Astrobiology
Of all the exoplanets being discovered, how many so-called potentially ‘habitable’ worlds are really capable of hosting life?
In part eight of the 2012 AbSciCon plenary session, ‘Expanding the Habitable Zone: The Hunt for Exoplanets Now and Into the Future,’ the panelists debate whether the many press releases about the possible habitability of new-found planets risk “crying wolf”. What are astrobiologists doing right and what are they doing wrong when communicating exoplanet discoveries to the public?
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The Exoplanets That Cried Wolf | NASA Astrobiology

Of all the exoplanets being discovered, how many so-called potentially ‘habitable’ worlds are really capable of hosting life?

In part eight of the 2012 AbSciCon plenary session, ‘Expanding the Habitable Zone: The Hunt for Exoplanets Now and Into the Future,’ the panelists debate whether the many press releases about the possible habitability of new-found planets risk “crying wolf”. What are astrobiologists doing right and what are they doing wrong when communicating exoplanet discoveries to the public?

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