ABOUT EXOBIOLOGY: THE CASE FOR DWARF K STARS

@article{Cuntz2016ABOUTET,
  title={ABOUT EXOBIOLOGY: THE CASE FOR DWARF K STARS},
  author={M. Cuntz and E. Guinan},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={827},
  pages={79}
}
  • M. Cuntz, E. Guinan
  • Published 2016
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • One of the most fundamental topics of exobiology concerns the identification of stars with environments consistent with life. Although it is believed that most types of main-sequence stars might be able to support life, particularly extremophiles, special requirements appear to be necessary for the development and sustainability of advanced life forms. From our study, orange main-sequence stars, ranging from spectral type late-G to mid-K (with a maximum at early-K), are most promising. Our… CONTINUE READING

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