The Sun’s Habitable Zone

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This website provides a way for students to build a planet by changing the variables. Each planet receives a rating of cold, hot, or habitable based on the data entered by the students. Four characteristics are used: the mass of the star the planet is orbiting, the distance of the planet from the star, the bond albedo of the planet, and the greenhouse effect of the planet's atmosphere.

Tags: heat, life, sun, distance, stars, earth, solar system, environment, planets, habitable zone

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