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Seven temperate terrestrial planets around the nearby ultracool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1
The observations reveal that at least seven planets with sizes and masses similar to those of Earth revolve around TRAPPIST-1, and the six inner planets form a near-resonant chain, such that their orbital periods are near-ratios of small integers.
Increased insolation threshold for runaway greenhouse processes on Earth-like planets
A three-dimensional global climate model is used to show that the insolation threshold for the runaway greenhouse state to occur is about 375 W m−2, which is significantly higher than previously thought and has strong implications for the possibility of liquid water existing on Venus early in its history, and extends the size of the habitable zone around other stars.
A seven-planet resonant chain in TRAPPIST-1
The TRAPPIST-1 system is the first transiting planet system found orbiting an ultra-cool dwarf star. At least seven planets similar to Earth in radius and in mass were previously found to transit
3D climate modeling of close-in land planets: Circulation patterns, climate moist bistability and habitability
The inner edge of the classical habitable zone is often defined by the critical flux needed to trigger the runaway greenhouse instability. This 1D notion of a critical flux, however, may not be so
The nature of the TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets.
Context. The TRAPPIST-1 system hosts seven Earth-sized, temperate exoplanets orbiting an ultra-cool dwarf star. As such, it represents a remarkable setting to study the formation and evolution of
Is tidal heating sufficient to explain bloated exoplanets? Consistent calculations accounting for finite initial eccentricity
We present the consistent evolution of short-period exoplanets coupling the tidal and gravothermal evolution of the planet. Contrarily to previous similar studies, our calculations are based on the
The habitability of Proxima Centauri b. I. Irradiation, rotation and volatile inventory from formation to the present
Proxima b is a planet with a minimum mass of 1.3 MEarth orbiting within the habitable zone (HZ) of Proxima Centauri, a very low-mass, active star and the Sun's closest neighbor. Here we investigate a
Exploring the faint young Sun problem and the possible climates of the Archean Earth with a 3‐D GCM
Different solutions have been proposed to solve the “faint young Sun problem,” defined by the fact that the Earth was not fully frozen during the Archean despite the fainter Sun. Most previous
The habitability of Proxima Centauri b II. Possible climates and Observability
Radial velocity monitoring has found the signature of a $M \sin i = 1.3$~M$_\oplus$ planet located within the Habitable Zone (HZ) of Proxima Centauri \citep{Anglada16}. Despite a hotter past and an