HABITABLE ZONES OF POST-MAIN SEQUENCE STARS

@article{Ramirez2016HABITABLEZO,
  title={HABITABLE ZONES OF POST-MAIN SEQUENCE STARS},
  author={Ramses Mario Ramirez and Lisa Kaltenegger},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={823}
}
Once a star leaves the main sequence and becomes a red giant, its Habitable Zone (HZ) moves outward, promoting detectable habitable conditions at larger orbital distances. We use a one-dimensional radiative-convective climate and stellar evolutionary models to calculate post-MS HZ distances for a grid of stars from 3700 to 10,000 K (∼M1 to A5 stellar types) for different stellar metallicities. The post-MS HZ limits are comparable to the distances of known directly imaged planets. We model the… 

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