Constraints on the Habitability of Extrasolar Moons

@article{Heller2012ConstraintsOT,
  title={Constraints on the Habitability of Extrasolar Moons},
  author={Ren{\'e} Heller and Rory Barnes},
  journal={Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union},
  year={2012},
  volume={8},
  pages={159 - 164}
}
  • R. Heller, R. Barnes
  • Published 1 August 2012
  • Physics, Geology
  • Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Abstract Detections of massive extrasolar moons are shown feasible with the Kepler space telescope. Kepler's findings of about 50 exoplanets in the stellar habitable zone naturally make us wonder about the habitability of their hypothetical moons. Illumination from the planet, eclipses, tidal heating, and tidal locking distinguish remote characterization of exomoons from that of exoplanets. We show how evaluation of an exomoon's habitability is possible based on the parameters accessible by… 

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