Are we just settling with where we settled?

I’ve never thought about this before, but this video talks about the potential for planets that are better at harboring life than Earth. Even though Earth is the only planet we know with life on it, just in our own galaxy with potentially hundreds of billions of planets there’s stylistically better ones.

Some of the keys are having a smaller star they orbit, meaning they’ll have a lot longer period in the habitable zone (50 billion years vs the Earth’s measly 10) or having a larger mass (better magnetic field, more geological activity to keep recycling elements)

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