Constraints on the Spindown of Fully Convective M Dwarfs Using Wide Field Binaries

  title={Constraints on the Spindown of Fully Convective M Dwarfs Using Wide Field Binaries},
  author={Emily K. Pass and David Charbonneau and Jonathan M. Irwin and Jennifer G. Winters},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
M dwarfs remain active over longer timescales than their Sunlike counterparts, with potentially devastating implications for the atmospheres of their planets. However, the age at which fully convective M dwarfs transition from active and rapidly rotating to quiescent and slowly rotating is poorly understood, as these stars remain rapidly rotating in the oldest clusters that are near enough for a large sample of low-mass M dwarfs to be studied. To constrain the spindown of these low-mass stars… 



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