What are the minimum conditions on other planets in which a carbon based life form can exist?

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What are the minimum conditions on other planets in which a carbon based life form can exist?

Life on Other Planets:

Currently, Earth is the only planet that we have found life on. Scientists study the characteristics of Earth that allow for carbon based life and look for other planets that may have similar characteristics. So far, only Mars and one of Jupiter's moons, Europa, have the possibility of having any conditions that might allow for life.

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The main requirement for carbon based life on other planets is having liquid water. This requires the planet be the correct distance away from a star...

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