Exomoons in the Habitable Zones of M Dwarfs

  title={Exomoons in the Habitable Zones of M Dwarfs},
  author={H'ector Mart'inez-Rodr'iguez and Jos{\'e} A. Caballero and Carlos Cifuentes and Anthony L. Piro and Rory Barnes},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
M dwarfs host most of the exoplanets in the local Milky Way. Some of these planets, ranging from sub-Earths to super-Jupiters, orbit in their stars' habitable zones (HZs), although many likely possess surface environments that preclude habitability. Moreover, exomoons around these planets could harbor life for long timescales and thus may also be targets for biosignature surveys. Here we investigate the potential habitability, stability, and detectability of exomoons around exoplanets orbiting… 

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