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The Galactic Habitable Zone and the Age Distribution of Complex Life in the Milky Way

Fenner, Y; Gibson, Bradley K; Lineweaver, Charles

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We modeled the evolution of the Milky Way Galaxy to trace the distribution in space and time of four prerequisites for complex life: the presence of a host star, enough heavy elements to form terrestrial planets, sufficient time for biological evolution,

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/19702
Source: Science
DOI: 10.1126/science.1092322

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