Suggested Reading: The Great Exoplanet Debate

Astronomers are discovering new exoplanets (planets outside our solar system) on a weekly basis now. If you are interested in the possibility of life beyond Earth you should read Astrobiology Magazine's "The Great Exoplanet Debate" to learn more about what astronomers and astrobiologists are looking for when they describe "habitable" and "Earth like" planets. The article is actually a transcript of the discussion. A video is available too, however even if you watch the video the transcript may come in handy. It also includes charts, infographics and links to help with your understanding of the subject matter.
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