The Earth turned out to be the most expensive planet, at least in the solar system, the astrophysicist emphasized.
Astrophysicist Greg Laughlin of the University of California, Santa Cruz created his own formula by which he estimated the value of planet Earth. By his calculations, it is worth five trillion dollars as reported by Daily Mail.
In his calculations, the scientist took into account the mass of the Earth, its temperature, age and many other factors that affect its ability to support life.
The Earth turned out to be the most expensive planet, at least in the solar system, the scientist noted.
So, as a comparison, the price of Mars is only 16 thousand US dollars.
“This low cost of the red planet is due to its virtual lack of suitability for the development of life,” explained Laughlin.
Venus, according to the calculations of an astrophysicist, is worth only one cent.
“I’ve just always thought that the concept of an ‘Earth-like planet in the habitable zone’ was pretty vaguely defined, and I wanted a metric that I could plug a planet into to see whether its value was high enough to warrant media hype,” says Laughlin.
According to the astrophysicist, planets worth less than $ 80 million should not be considered a potential new home for humans.