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What Makes a Planet Habitable?

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We don’t really know the full answer to that question, given we have a sample size of one for habitable planets. But we can extrapolate from the differences between Earth and, well, Mars and Venus as to what’s needed for a world to be potentially habitable (or even inhabited). Here are some basic criteria:

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