Extrasolar Planets

Exoplanets and M Stars

By Keith Cowing
April 23, 2007

Members of NAI’s Virtual Planetary Laboratory Alumni Team and their colleagues have a new paper in the current issue of Astrobiology. They present a critical discussion of M star properties that are relevant for the long- and short-term thermal, dynamical, geological, and environmental stability of conventional liquid water habitable zone (HZ) M star planets. [Source: NAI Newsletter]

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