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To what extent does terrestrial life "Follow The Water"?

Jones, Eriita; Lineweaver, Charles

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Terrestrial life is known to require liquid water, but not all terrestrial water is inhabited. Thus, liquid water is a necessary, but not sufficient, condition for life. To quantify the terrestrial limits on the habitability of water and help identify the factors that make some terrestrial water uninhabited, we present empirical pressure-temperature (P-T) phase diagrams of water, Earth, and terrestrial life. Eighty-eight percent of the volume of Earth where liquid water exists is not known to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/8711
Source: Astrobiology 10.3 (2010): 349-361
DOI: 10.1089/ast.2009.0428

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