Meaning : Earth Similarity Quotient
Category : Astronomy
Sub Category : Exoplanets
What does ESQ mean or stand for ?
The ESQ is a measure used to describe other planets or natural satellites in the galaxy which are similar to our own Earth in terms of gravity,atmosphere and state.On this scale of 0 to 1, Earth has a value of 1 and the closer any other planet gets to one whose its likeness to earth.
In recent times there are many exoplanets which fall in the habitable region of their solar systems and are capable of harboring life.These will have a ESQ of close to 1.