habitable

IPA: hˈæbʌtʌbʌɫ

adjective

  • Safe and comfortable, where humans, or other animals, can live; fit for habitation.
  • Of an astronomical object: capable of supporting, or giving rise to, life.

Examples of "habitable" in Sentences

  • It is therefore not in the habitable zone.
  • The orbit lies in the star's habitable zone.
  • The outermost planet resides in the system's habitable zone.
  • I think the image of the habitable zone is as of today outdated.
  • The planet orbits in the outer edge of the star's habitable zone.
  • The habitable zone varies with the type and age of the central star.
  • I have fixed one obvious error in the period of a planet in the habitable zone.
  • We are at best forty hours away from anything in habitable space, travelling at speed.
  • "It's tantalizing, without a doubt, to think some of those Earths are in habitable zones," Marcy said.
  • But very few now doubt that Earth-size and Earth-like exoplanets in habitable zones will be found in the months and years ahead.
  • However, other than not having the protective/decorative gates and the double garage door, the only room that isn't habitable is the livingroom.
  • Butler and Vogt said the likelihood of finding many more planets in habitable zones has greatly increased because of where this first one was found and how long it took to find it.
  • Marcy, who is a member of the Kepler science team, said the orbiting telescope will survey thousands of stars to determine with unprecedented precision how many are circled by exoplanets, and especially by Earth-size exoplanets that might be in habitable zones.
  • But Marcy said that with so many Earth-size planets now expected to be orbiting distant suns - something on the order of 50,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 across the universe - the likelihood is high that many are in "habitable zones" where life can theoretically exist.

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