Circumstellar habitable zones of binary-star systems in the solar neighbourhood

  title={Circumstellar habitable zones of binary-star systems in the solar neighbourhood},
  author={Siegfried Eggl and Elke Pilat-Lohinger and Barbara Funk and Nikolaos D Georgakarakos and Nader Haghighipour},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
Binary and multiple systems constitute more than half of the total stellar population in the Solar neighborhood (Kiseleva-Eggleton & Eggleton 2001). Their frequent occurrence as well as the fact that more than 70 (Schneider et al. 2011) planets have already been discovered in such configurations - most noteably the telluric companion of α Cen B (Dumusque et al. 2012) - make them interesting targets in the search for habitable worlds. Recent studies (Eggl et al. 2012b; Forgan 2012) have shown… 

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