earthlike


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earthlike

(ˈɜːθˌlaɪk)
adj
1. (Colours) having the same colour as earth
2. (Celestial Objects) resembling the earth
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Adj.1.earthlike - earth colored; of something having a color of soil or earth; "a range of earthlike colors"
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
2.earthlike - resembling or characteristic of earth; "earthlike atmosphere"
earthly - of or belonging to or characteristic of this earth as distinguished from heaven; "earthly beings"; "believed that our earthly life is all that matters"; "earthly love"; "our earthly home"
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earthlike

adjective
Consisting of or resembling soil:
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References in classic literature ?
The clouds were tinged an earthlike yellow in the sunrays and in the shadow were a sorry blue.
In a 2015 interview with late-night talk show host Stephen Colbert, Musk called Mars a "fixer-upper of a planet." He said human beings would first have to live in transparent domes "but eventually you could transform it into an earthlike planet." 
The nearest Earthlike inhabitable planet is in Proxima Centauri, which is 23 trillion miles away.
"The Sun is 10 billion times brighter than an Earthlike planet around it, so that's a lot of light you have to suppress if you want to see an orbiting planet.
US scientists are concentrating on rocks formed in watery environments billions of years ago, when the planet was much more Earthlike. These rocks, as they formed, would have preserved remnants of any life that flourished before the planet's atmosphere evaporated and its surface water boiled off.
While the Holy Grail of exoplanet studies is to locate Earthlike worlds, many of the rocky bodies around other stars are more likely to be akin to Venus than to our beloved Gaea.
'Krypton,' developed by 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' screenwriter David Goyer, depicts an Earthlike environment off the bat.
Recently, another star has been discovered to have an Earthlike exoplanet.
In the past, Barnes said, researchers tended to use that 12-hour estimation of Earth's rotation period to model exoplanet behaviour, asking, for example, how long an Earthlike exoplanet with a similar orbital spin might take to become tidally locked.
Kepler research scientist Susan Thompson, the lead author of the catalogue study, said her team is confident about all 10 of the new "Earthlike" planets found in their stars' habitable zones.
With Proxima b, researchers might now have their best chance at characterizing the atmosphere of an Earthlike world in another solar system and probing for hints of life elsewhere in the galaxy.