Ecology. The Seven Ages of Pan.

  title={Ecology. The Seven Ages of Pan.},
  author={Tim H Clutton-Brock and Ben C Sheldon},
  volume={327 5970},
enough to crush the magnetosphere of the young Earth. This suggests that for some time after planets form, they may suffer from the intense magnetic activity of their young star, even if their internal structure and composition enable them to develop and maintain a large-scale magnetic fi eld. Only once the stellar wind has lessened can a planetary magnetic fi eld shield the atmosphere from irradiation and erosion. This casts a new light on the suitability of low-mass stars as hosts for life… CONTINUE READING