astronomy unit 6 lab questions - How We Found Hundreds of Potential Earth-like Planets 1 What are some of the characteristics scientists are looking for

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How We Found Hundreds of Potential Earth-like Planets 1. What are some of the characteristics scientists are looking for when they search for other Earth-like planets? Some characteristics scientists are looking for are planets with the same features as Earth. For example, rocks, liquid, similar environments, and chemistry to maintain life. Scientists look for the planet most similar to Earth in size and atmosphere. 2. What technology are scientists using to search for other planets? How are they using this technology to identify other planets? Scientists are advanced telescopes to search for other planets. They are using the telescope to see if any other planet orbits stars or identify other planets that make a small eclipse. 3. How does the pattern of planet characteristics change as more planets are identified? As more planets are identified the more similar or different they will be from Earth. Meaning it will be more difficult for scientists to conclude which planet is more closely like Earth.
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