- Press Release
- September 28, 2022
Analyzing The Habitable Zones Of Circumbinary Planets Using Machine Learning
Exoplanet detection in the past decade by efforts including NASA’s Kepler and TESS missions has discovered many worlds that differ substantially from planets in our own Solar System, including more than 150 exoplanets orbiting binary or multi-star systems.
This not only broadens our understanding of the diversity of exoplanets, but also promotes our study of exoplanets in the complex binary systems and provides motivation to explore their habitability. In this study, we investigate the Habitable Zones of circumbinary planets based on planetary trajectory and dynamically informed habitable zones. Our results indicate that the mass ratio and orbital eccentricity of binary stars are important factors affecting the orbital stability and habitability of planetary systems.
Moreover, planetary trajectory and dynamically informed habitable zones divide planetary habitability into three categories: habitable, part-habitable and uninhabitable. Therefore, we train a machine learning model to quickly and efficiently classify these planetary systems.
Zhihui Kong, Jonathan H. Jiang, Remo Burn, Kristen A. Fahy, Zonghong Zhu
Comments: arXiv admin note: text overlap with arXiv:2101.02316
Subjects: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP); Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM); Machine Learning (cs.LG)
Cite as: arXiv:2109.08735 [astro-ph.EP] (or arXiv:2109.08735v1 [astro-ph.EP] for this version)
From: Jonathan Jiang
[v1] Fri, 17 Sep 2021 19:36:12 UTC (838 KB)