Habitability around F-type stars

  title={Habitability around F-type stars},
  author={S. Sato and M. Cuntz and C. M. Guerra Olvera and D. Jack and K. Schr{\"o}der},
  journal={International Journal of Astrobiology},
  pages={244 - 258}
Abstract We explore the general astrobiological significance of F-type main-sequence stars with masses between 1.2 and 1.5 M⊙. Special consideration is given to stellar evolutionary aspects due to nuclear main-sequence evolution. DNA is taken as a proxy for carbon-based macromolecules following the paradigm that extraterrestrial biology may be most likely based on hydrocarbons. Consequently, the DNA action spectrum is utilized to represent the impact of the stellar ultraviolet (UV) radiation… Expand
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