On The Enlargement Of Habitable Zones Around Binary Stars in Hostile Environments

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Circumbinary star system

We investigate the hypothesis that the size of the habitable zone around hardened binaries in dense star-forming regions increases. Our results indicate that this hypothesis is essentially incorrect.

Although certain binary star configurations permit extended habitable zones, such setups typically require all orbits in a system to be near circular. In all other cases planets can only remain habitable if they display an extraordinarily high climate inertia.

Nikolaos Georgakarakos, Siegfried Eggl
(Submitted on 1 Jun 2019)
Comments: Accepted for publication in MNRAS Letters
Subjects: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP)
Cite as: arXiv:1906.00201 [astro-ph.EP] (or arXiv:1906.00201v1 [astro-ph.EP] for this version)
Submission history
From: Nikolaos Georgakarakos Ph.D.
[v1] Sat, 1 Jun 2019 10:55:16 UTC (706 KB)
https://arxiv.org/abs/1906.00201

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