The first method to rank transiting habitable planets for their potential to support life (Barnes, Meadows & Evans 2015)! The "habitability index for transiting exoplanets"
(HITE) can be ued to prioritize
follow-up observations, including spectroscopic characterization with JWST. We find that the best planets receive
60-90% of Earth's incident radiation and that Kepler discovered ~45 potentially habitable exoplanets.