Like Earth, there may be more chances of life on planets tilted on their axis while revolving around a star. According to a study funded by the US space agency NASA, it is related to the oxygen present in the atmosphere. In the latest study, researchers prepared a model in which the necessary conditions for life were kept. The effect of a change in a condition on the amount of oxygen was understood.
What was the effect?
Lead researcher Stephanie Olsson of Purdue University said that the model looked at the effect of day length, atmospheric volume and land presence on aquatic life. Efforts were being made to understand what effect this would have on oxygen-producing organisms. Oxygen increases on a planet due to longer days, more pressure on the surface, and the formation of continents.
oceans are essential
According to researchers, these have an effect on the circulation of the ocean and also on the nutrients necessary for life. With their help, the amount of oxygen in the earth has reached till today. Similarly, when the angle of inclination of a planet on its axis was understood, it was found that due to this, more oxygen is produced in the oceans. In fact, biological elements are better recycled from this.
Earth is tilted on its axis at 23.5 degrees and Mars at 25.2 degrees. At the same time, Venus is tilted 177.3 degrees and Mercury is straight. At the angle of the earth, better conditions are created for microorganisms and metabolism is better in larger organisms too. This researcher was presented at the 2021 Goldschmidt Geochemistry Conference.
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