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The Galactic Habitable Zone I. Galactic Chemical Evolution

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The Galactic Habitable Zone I. Galactic Chemical Evolution
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Publisher: arXiv
Number of pages: 57

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The Galactic Habitable Zone (GHZ) is that region in the Milky Way where an Earth-like planet can retain liquid water on its surface and provide a long-term habitat for animal-like aerobic life. In this paper we examine the dependence of the GHZ on Galactic chemical evolution.

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