Search For Life Turns to Hydrogen-Rich Ocean Worlds

A new type of exoplanet with hydrogen-rich atmospheres and ocean covered surfaces appears to be a boon in the search for life.

Beth Johnson
3 min readSep 10, 2021

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IMAGE: Artist’s impression of a Hycean planet. CREDIT: Amanda Smith

While some astronomers are busy searching for a new planet inside our solar system, others are looking outside our solar system, searching not just for planets but for…

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Beth Johnson

Planetary scientist, podcast host. Communication specialist for SETI Institute and Planetary Science Institute. Buy me a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/planetarypan