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III. Ecosmos: A Revolutionary Fertile, Habitable, Solar-Bioplanet, Incubator Lifescape

I. Our EarthMost Distinction: A Rarest Planetary Confluence of Life in Person Favorable Conditions

Horner, Jonathan, et al. The Influence of Jupiter, Mars and Venus on Earth’s Orbital Evolution. arXiv:1708.03448. Australian and British astroscientists including David Waltham consider still another closely finessed attribute of this solar system which is necessary for an extended benign period of Earth life evolution.

n the coming years, it is likely that the first potentially Earth-like planets will be discovered orbiting other stars. Once found, the characterisation of those planets will play a vital role in determining which will be chosen as the first targets for the search for life beyond the Solar System. One of the plethora of factors to be considered in that process is the climatic variability of the exo-Earths in question. In the Solar System, the Earth's long-term climate is driven by several factors, including the modifying influence of life on our atmosphere, and the temporal evolution of solar luminosity. The gravitational influence of the other planets in the Solar System adds an extra complication, driving the Milankovitch cycles (2nd quote) that are thought to have caused the on-going series of glacial and interglacial periods that have dominated Earth's climate for the past few million years. Our results illustrate how small changes to the architecture of a given planetary system can result in marked changes in the potential habitability of the planets therein, and are an important first step in developing a means by which the nature of climate variability on planets beyond our Solar System can be characterised. (Abstract)

Milankovitch cycles describe the collective effects of changes in the Earth's movements on its climate over thousands of years. The term is named after Serbian geophysicist and astronomer Milutin Milanković. In the 1920s, he theorized that variations in eccentricity, axial tilt, and precession of the Earth's orbit resulted in cyclical variation in the solar radiation reaching the Earth, and that this orbital forcing strongly influenced climatic patterns on Earth.

Jiang, Jonathan, et al. Avoiding the Great Filter: Predicting the Timeline for Humanity to Reach Kardashev Type I Civilization. Galaxies. May 12, 2022. Seven scholars from the USA and China exercise a study of how and when our whole planetary abide might sufficiently be able to sustain itself. But on June 1, 2022 national sovereignties seem obsessed with nuclear war. Maybe the final test is not about such material aspects but need involve some Earthwise awake, aware cognitive choice to stop fighting, peaceably unify and begin a common quest(ion).

The Great Filter. This is a phrase coined in 1998 by Robin Hanson, a George Mason University economist who suggests that some decisive global coherence must be commonly achieved so that a planetary culture can successfully live on. It can be accessed at mason.gmu.edu/~rhanson/greatfilter.

The level of technological development of any civilization can be gauged in large part by the amount of energy produced for its usage, along with their global stewardship of its home world. Following the (Nikolai) Kardashev definition, a Type I civilization is able to store and use all the energy available on its planet. In this study, we analyze three important energy sources: fossil fuels, nuclear, and renewable. We also consider environmental limitations specific to our calculations, to predict when humanity will reach the level of a Kardashev Scale Type I civilization. (excerpt)

Joirot, Sarah. A race against the clock: Constraining the timing of cometary bombardment relative to Earth's growth. arXiv:2309.03954. Into later 2923 seven astroscientists from the University of Bordeaux, University of Paris, Johns Hopkins and Southwest Research Institute including Sean Raymond realize and quantify one more precarious parameter for life's occasion in the degree, composition and temporal frequency as vital components may bath these ancient phases.

Comets are a potential source of inner solar system volatiles, but the timing of this delivery relative to Earth's accretion is poorly understood. Here, we evaluate whether dynamical simulations in the context of an Early Instability model. We perform dynamical simulations of the solar system, calculate the probability of collision between comets and Earth analogs component embryos through time and estimate the total cometary mass accreted in Earth analogs as a function of time. While our results agree with geochemistry, we also show that the contribution of comets might have been delayed with by the stochastic timing of an influx. These results emphasize the variable nature of the primordial solar system. (Excerpt)

Jones, Barrie. The Search for Life Continued: Planets Around Other Stars. Berlin: Springer, 2008. The Open University astronomer provides a thorough, illustrated guide for the outward quest for animate worlds and entities across the galaxy and cosmos. This endeavor has taken on a new dimension with the ability to search for and detect similar earths orbiting distant suns. Their apparent proliferation provides another good reason that we are not alone and could inspire us earthlings to join in a sustainable initiative and destiny.

Kaib, Nathan and Sean Raymond. Passing Stars as an Important Driver of Paleoclimate and the Solar System's Orbital Evolution. Astrophysical Journal Letters. 962/2, 2024. Planetary Science Institute, Tucson and University of Bourdeaux astrophysicists (search SR) are now able to add another ISM factor which could have had an effect on Earth life evolution. As the title and quotes say, interstellar traffic could brush by and influence atmospheric conditions long ago.

Reconstructions of the paleoclimate indicate that ancient climatic fluctuations on Earth are often correlated with variations in its orbital elements. However, the chaos inherent in the solar system's evolution prevents numerical simulations from predicting Earth's past orbits beyond 50–100 Myr. Here we present simulations that include the Sun's nearby stellar population, and find that close-passing stars alter our entire planetary system's orbital history via gravitational perturbations of the giant planets. (Excerpt)
We show that stellar encounters play an important role in our solar system’s long-term dynamical evolution. First, stellar encounters significantly accelerate the chaotic diffusion of Earth’s orbit, from their perturbations to the giant planets’ orbit.. Although it takes tens of Myrs for the effects of stellar passages to significantly manifest themselves, the long-term orbital evolution of the Earth and the rest of the planets is linked to these stars. (9)

kaku, Michio. The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny beyond Earth. New York: Doubleday, 2018. In his latest, visionary work the CCNY polyphysicist and science expositor imagines a stellar and universal vista looking outward and ahead. Three sections, Leaving the Earth, Voyages to the Stars, and Life in the Universe, proceed from our waning, doomed world to planetary and galactic habitations near and far, no longer as homo sapiens, and onto a cosmic abidance, maybe eternal, akin to Olaf Stapledon and Isaac Asimov. While a grand ride, it quite remains in the old mindset, or lack thereof, which cannot consider or allow an independent reality of which evolutionary life, intelligence and persons are a vital creative phenomenon. Its opening pages list scientists and scholars that Kaku has spoken with over years, but its ratio of men to women runs 25 to 1.

As the second quotes cites, Nicolas Copernicus’ name is popularly used for an on-going demotion of human beings, so it seems, from a central place to cosmic insignificance, which was not his conviction. Some five centuries later, we seem once again betwixt a Ptolemaic multiverse, drained and devoid of any intrinsic nature, purpose and destiny, and an embryonic, may we say Nicola and Nicolaus Ecopernican, revolution in our midst for the asking and perception. The epochal advance and attribution, which this site seeks to report and document, would be a wumanwise, bicameral sapiensphere coming to her/his own decipherment and discovery of a familial genesis ecosmos. In this hopeful 21st century vista, EarthKinder are returned to their true centrality as preconceived, decisive, procreative participants.

In August 2023 Michio Kaku provides Quantum Supremacy: How the Quantum Computer Revolution Will Change Everything (search) which again explores a widest frontier as our planetary prodigy learns and advances apace.

Michio Kaku traverses the frontiers of astrophysics, artificial intelligence, and technology to offer a stunning vision of man's future in space, from settling Mars to traveling to distant galaxies. Formerly the domain of fiction, moving human civilization to the stars is increasingly becoming a scientific possibility and necessity. Whether in the near future due to climate change and the depletion of finite resources, or in the distant future due to catastrophic cosmological events, we must face the reality that humans will leave planet Earth to survive as a species. Michio Kaku reveals how nanotechnology, and biotechnology may allow us to terraform and build habitable cities on Mars. He then takes us beyond the solar system to nearby stars, which may be reached by nanoships traveling on laser beams at near the speed of light. Finally, he brings us beyond our galaxy, and even beyond our universe, to the possibility of immortality, showing us how humans may someday be able to leave our bodies entirely and laser port to new havens in space. (Publisher edits)

Likewise, the explanation for why the universe seems to be fine-tuned to allow for life as we know it is because of luck, because there are billions of parallel universes that are not fine-tuned for life, that are completely lifeless. We are the lucky ones who can live to tell about it. So the universe is not necessarily designed by a superior being. But there is another way to look at this problem. This is the philosophy that I prefer and the one that I am working on at present. In this approach, there are many universes in the multiverse, but most are not stable. In this picture, our universe survives because it is one of the most stable. So my point of view combines both the Copernican and anthropic principle. I believe that our universe is not special, as in the Copernican principle, except for two features: that it is very stable and compatible with life as we know it. (305)

Kasting, James. The Goldilocks Planet? How Silicate Weathering Maintains Earth “Just Right”. Elements. 15/4, 2019. Two decades into the 21st century, the senior Penn State University geoscientist is can now reconstruct the past history of Earth's variable chemical composition so to realize that this surface condition might be most suitable for life to uniquely appear, evolve and persist

Earth's climate is buffered over long timescales by a negative feedback between atmospheric CO2 level and surface temperature. The rate of silicate weathering slows as the climate cools, causing CO2 to increase and warming the surface through the greenhouse effect. This buffering system has kept liquid water stable at Earth's surface. Most silicate weathering is thought to occur on the continents today, but seafloor weathering may have been equally important.

Kodama, Takanori, et al. Inner Edge of Habitable Zones for Earth-sized Planets with Various Surface Water Distributions. Journal Geophysical Research Planets.. Online August, 2019. University of Bordeaux, University of Tokyo, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science, and Tokyo Institute of Technology researchers find that the occasion global oceanic presence, which is vital for life to form and evolve, is actually a rare, chancy situation which often shifts to an all wet or dry regime due to many celestial forces.

Kodama, Tatsuhiko, et al. The Onset of a Globally Ice-Covered State for a Land Planet.. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets. 126/12`, 2021. In this American Geophysical Union publication, we cite this December 2021 article by four astro-biochemists posted in Japan and France as a latest example of one more finely set ratio between a drier or wetter rocky orbital world. If it goes too far in either direction, severe climate states of all ice or hot greenhouse can occur. Our home Earth must then be in a fortuitous, middle area wherein life can evolve, develop and learn all of this.

The climates of terrestrial planets with a small amount of surface water, called land planets, are significantly different from planets having a large amount of surface water. Land planets have a higher runaway greenhouse threshold than aqua planets. In this study, we investigate the freezing limit for surface water variations and found that a land planet climate has dry tropics that result in less snow and fewer clouds. Freezing limits for zonally uniform surface water are consistently lower than those for meridionally distributions. Our results indicate that relative water distributions have a major effect on the onset of a global ice-covered state for Earth-like exoplanets. (Abstract excerpt)

Kokaia, Giorgi, et al. Resilient Habitability of Nearby Exoplanet Systems. arXiv:1910.07573. Lund University, Sweden astrophysicists study some 34 candidate solar systems that appear to have been influenced at some point by a giant planet. While a relative habitable phase might return, it is concluded that this result would be a rare event. We cite the paper as another example of how planetary arrays seem to be more often so vulnerable to chaotic disruption and instabilities over their duration.

Koksal, Elif, et al. Spontaneous Formation of Prebiotic Compartment Colonies on Hadean Earth and Pre-Noachian Mars. ChemSystemsChem. 4/3, 2022. This new Chemistry Europe publication is dedicated to the Systems Chemistry endeavor, which has not been recently had its own journal. Here a six person team from the University of Oslo, Vienna and Copenhagen because it reports how early planetary crustal environs possess intrinsic conditions which favor the formation of autonomous protocellular aggregates. These bounded capsules can then facilitate non-enymatic DNA reactions. As such studies advance into the 2020s they reveal further evidence of an innate ecosmic fertility.

Kopparapu,, Ravi, et al. Characterizing Exoplanet Habitability. Meadows, Victoria, et al, eds. Planetary Astrobiology. Tempe: University of Arizona Press, 2020. As stellar, galactic, and universal frontiers open to satellite, atmospheric, spectroscopy, geologic, computational and other surveys, RK, Goddard Space Center, Eric Wolf, University of Colorado, and Victoria Meadows, University of Washington discuss how to proceed with a cosmic neighbor census. But as explorations go forth they are finding vicarious contingencies which winnow habitations by way of a long series of conducive conditions that must be met. A large Factors Affecting Habitability graphic depicts some 50 issues such as sun type, spectral energy, solar orbits, metallicity, UV rays, watery basins, a mediating moon and so on. As this section records, it ought to soon dawn upon us that a population of only one fittest Earthropic optimum may exist. See also How to Characterize Habitable Worlds and Signs of Life by Lisa Kaltenegger in the Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics (55/433, 2017).

Habitability is a measure of an environment's potential to support life, which means liquid water on its surface. This condition depends on a complex set of interactions between planetary, stellar, planetary system and even galactic features and processes. We describe the latest way to test which exoplanets are likely to be terrestrial, and how to define the habitable zone under different assumptions. We are now entering an exciting era of exoplanet atmospheric studies, with more powerful observing capabilities planned for the near and far future. Understanding the processes that affect the habitability of a planet will guide us in discovering habitable, and potentially inhabited, planets. (Abstract excerpt)

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