The Color of Habitability
Left to right: Forest, Basalt, Earth-like, Desert, and Ocean. Each gets progressively warmer from left to right due to changing star type.

Left to right: Forest, Basalt, Earth-like, Desert, and Ocean. Each gets progressively warmer from left to right due to changing star type.

The Color of Habitability

This is a graphic I made to accompany a paper I wrote on the modeling of habitable planets with different surface types. From forest to desert to ocean, the color of the surface has a big role in the surface temperature of the planet and thus, its habitability. See my blog post for more information (https://www.artstation.com/jmadden/blog/BbQ7/the-color-of-habitability).

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