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habitable

Living quarters capable of being occupied without danger to health or safety and in a manner generally consistent with minimum living conditions for the community. Many states require landlords to provide habitable dwellings to tenants.

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Kane and colleague Dawn Gelino have developed a valuable resource that they call the Habitable Zone Gallery.
"Two years ago, at 95, Philip Johnson designed the 'habitable sculpture,' and I am certain that his extraordinary creativity will set a new vision for the urban landscape of residential buildings in Lower Manhattan."
They then assumed that only 1% of all stars in the Milky Way were accompanied by Earth-like planets and that life would form and evolve on only 1% of all habitable planets.
Unfortunately, not all planets in the habitable zone share the same ideal environmental condition.
By analyzing the transit spectrum of alien worlds and comparing it with that of Earth, scientists will be able to determine if a planet has the proper atmospheric and environmental conditions to become habitable.
It should also orbit its star every 237 to 500 days within the solar system's habitable zone.A
"We want to use those discoveries to improve our understanding of planet formation and to plan future missions to search for planets that might be habitable. However, simply counting exoplanets of a given size or orbital distance is misleading, since it's much harder to find small planets far from their star than to find large planets close to their star."
The planet, GJ 357 d, orbits a dwarf star in the Hydra constellation and may have the right conditions to support liquid water as it lies within its star's habitable zone, reported CNN.
Diana Kossakowski, from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg - who co-authored the paper in Astronomy and Astrophysics - said: "GJ 357 d is located within the outer edge of its star's habitable zone, where it receives about the same amount of stellar energy from its star as Mars does from the Sun.
La planete la plus eloignee de l'etoile, baptisee GJ 357d, interesse particulierement les chercheurs, qui estiment qu'elle pourrait etre habitable. Les deux autres sont trop chaudes.
GTHORBURN: conversion of garage to habitable room; at 54 Grayston Manor, Chryston.
Of these, only about 50 are known to occupy their star's habitable zone.