HABITABLE ZONES AROUND MAIN-SEQUENCE STARS: DEPENDENCE ON PLANETARY MASS

@article{Kopparapu2014HABITABLEZA,
  title={HABITABLE ZONES AROUND MAIN-SEQUENCE STARS: DEPENDENCE ON PLANETARY MASS},
  author={Ravi kumar Kopparapu and Ramses Mario Ramirez and James Schottelkotte and James F. Kasting and Shawn D. Domagal‐Goldman and Vincent Eymet},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  year={2014},
  volume={787}
}
The ongoing discoveries of extra-solar planets are unveiling a wide range of terrestrial mass (size) planets around their host stars. In this Letter, we present estimates of habitable zones (HZs) around stars with stellar effective temperatures in the range 2600 K–7200 K, for planetary masses between 0.1 M⊕ and 5 M⊕. Assuming H2O-(inner HZ) and CO2-(outer HZ) dominated atmospheres, and scaling the background N2 atmospheric pressure with the radius of the planet, our results indicate that larger… 

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