The Quest for a Second Earth

author: Michael Sterzik, European Southern Observatory (ESO)
published: Feb. 6, 2017,   recorded: June 2016,   views: 1005

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The European Southern Observatory builds and operates the most advanced ground-based astronomical facilities. While the discovery of an exo-Earth type planet is imminent, its characterisation in terms of habitability is daunting. Understanding the Earth’s history helps us to adopt the right strategy.

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