Habitability of Planets Around Red Dwarf Stars

  title={Habitability of Planets Around Red Dwarf Stars},
  author={Martin J. Heath and Laurance R. Doyle and Manoj M. Joshi and Robert M. Haberle},
  journal={Origins of life and evolution of the biosphere},
Recent models indicate that relatively moderate climates could exist on Earth-sized planets in synchronous rotation around red dwarf stars. Investigation of the global water cycle, availability of photosynthetically active radiation in red dwarf sunlight, and the biological implications of stellar flares, which can be frequent for red dwarfs, suggests that higher plant habitability of red dwarf planets may be possible. 

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