habitable habitable  /ˈhæ bə tə bəl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) fit for habitation

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Without arable land or any fresh water, these 18 hectares of rocky mounds are barely habitable by humans.
  2. The road runs for 350 miles through desolate bush that is the Texas-size country's sole strip of habitable land, home to a large majority of its 1.
  3. Most astronomers now believe that something like 5% of the billions of stars in the Milky Way galaxy have planets that are habitable.

News

  1. Do 3 Habitable Super-Earths Really Orbit a Nearby Star?

    Do 3 Habitable Super-Earths Really Orbit a Nearby Star?
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Scientific American via Yahoo! News

  2. Four habitable planets orbiting three tiny suns? New first in planet-hunting.

    Scientists have found at least three and perhaps four planets that appear to be in the habitable zone of a triple-star system. Finding so many exoplanets in one star system's habitable zone is a first.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

  3. 3 Habitable Super-Earths Orbiting Nearby Star

    Three potentially habitable worlds have been discovered orbiting Gliese 667C, a star only 22 light-years from Earth, tripling the potential for life evolving there. Continue reading ?
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Discovery News

Quotes

  1. "Whichever of those conditions produced it, this concentration of silica is probably the most significant discovery by Spirit for revealing a habitable niche that existed on Mars in the past. The evidence is pointing most strongly toward fumarolic...
    on Dec 11, 2007 By: Steve Squyres Source: Hindu

  2. "All human beings strive to obtain decent shelter in a decent community. That is why as government we are doing all we can to assist our people to obtain affordable and habitable shelter," Zuma said during the launch of a social housing project...
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: Jacob Zuma Source: South Africa.info

  3. The fact that the new planet could have liquid water "makes it even more fascinating and arguably the first habitable planet," said Alan Boss, an astronomer with the Carnegie Institution of Washington, who wasn't part of the discovery team.
    on Apr 25, 2007 By: Alan Boss Source: Detroit Free Press

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