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By Jennifer Morag Henderson

Josephine Tey used to be the pen-name of Elizabeth waterproof coat (1896-1952). Born in Inverness, waterproof coat lived numerous ‘lives’: most sensible referred to as Golden Age Crime Fiction author ‘Josephine Tey’, she was once additionally winning novelist and playwright ‘Gordon Daviot’. At one element, she had performs on concurrently within the West lead to London and on Broadway, or even wrote for Hollywood - all from her domestic within the north of Scotland.

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If the shape of Earth’s orbit had been more elliptical, these limits would have been even smaller. Hart’s work implied that the CHZ was astonishingly thin for the sun and that for stars of lower mass it did not even exist. This suggested that Earth-like planets with oceans and life were rare indeed. Hart’s CHZ is now believed to be too narrow because of several effects that he did not take into account. One of these is the discovery of a remarkable chemical process known as the CO2–silicate cycle that, on Earth, acts as a regulating thermostat to keep the planetary temperature within “healthful” limits.

This temperature appears to be the upper limit above which animal life cannot exist (at least animal life on Earth). Because water can exist on a planetary surface at temperatures up to the boiling point, a planet with liquid water on its surface (the original criterion of the habitable zone) might be much too hot to allow animal life. The AHZ is thus a far more restricted region around a star than the HZ as used by Hart, Kasting, and other astrobiologists. An even narrower type of HZ would emerge if we wanted to consider a zone where modern humans could live— say, a planet where enough wheat or rice could be cultivated to feed several billion people.

HZs for other major categories of life could be defined as well: The HZ for higher plants would be wider than that for animals but narrower than the HZ for microbes. Although the habitable zone is described in terms of distance from a central star, it must also be thought of in terms of time. In the solar system, the HZs have definable widths; and as the sun constantly gets brighter, they move outward. Earth will eventually be left behind as the greenhouse effect causes it to become more like Venus.

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