Life Likelihood

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The Life Likelihood property of an object is a measure of how similar the object's habitability-related properties are to the Earth's. The Life Likelihood property is read-only and is calculated automatically by Universe Sandbox.

Universe Sandbox calculates an object's Life Likelihood based on its Earth Similarity Index, tangential speed at equator, liquid level, and atmosphere mass. The Life Likelihood is given by

where ESI is the Earth Similarity, and LLspin, LLwater, and LLatmo are the individual contributions to the Life Likelihood of the tangential speed at equator, liquid level, and atmosphere mass, respectively. For example, if the object's tangential speed at equator is vobj and the Earth's is vearth, then the contribution of tangential speed at equator to Life Likelihood is

The contribution of each property is weighted according to the following values:

  • wESI = 2.57
  • wspin = 0.87
  • wwater = 1.70
  • watmo = 4.32

Properties with larger weights have larger effects on the object's Life Likelihood.

Property Details[edit | edit source]

Location[edit | edit source]

The Life Likelihood property of an object is located in the Comparisons section of the Composition tab of the object's properties panel.