Formation and composition of planets around very low mass stars

  title={Formation and composition of planets around very low mass stars},
  author={Yann Alibert and W. Benz},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  • Y. AlibertW. Benz
  • Published 11 October 2016
  • Physics, Geology
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
Context. The recent detection of planets around very low mass stars raises the question of the formation, composition, and potential habitability of these objects. Aims. We use planetary system formation models to infer the properties, in particular their radius distribution and water content, of planets that may form around stars ten times less massive than the Sun. Methods. Our planetary system formation and composition models take into account the structure and evolution of the… 

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