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Exomoons could host alien life too

Shooting for the exomoon. CBC11, CC BY-SA

Although more than 1.000 exoplanets have been discovered since the first one was found in 1995, only a handful of those are thought to be habitable, at least by life as we know it. New research shows that exomoons, too, could provide habitable environments. Although we are yet to find exomoons, we have good reasons to believe that there should be many, even more than exoplanets.

More at The Conversation: Move over exoplanets, exomoons may harbour life too

arXiv: The Effect of Planetary Illumination on Climate Modelling of Earthlike Exomoons