Fundamental properties of lower main-sequence stars

  title={Fundamental properties of lower main-sequence stars},
  author={Guillermo Torres},
  journal={Astronomische Nachrichten},
  • G. Torres
  • Published 6 September 2012
  • Geology
  • Astronomische Nachrichten
The field of exoplanet research has revitalized interest in M dwarfs, which have become favorite targets of Doppler and transit surveys. Accurate measurements of their basic properties such as masses, radii, and effective temperatures have revealed significant disagreements with predictions from stellar evolution theory in the sense that stars are larger and cooler than expected. These anomalies are believed to be due to high levels of activity in these stars. The evidence for the radius… 

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