Habitable zones around main sequence stars.

@article{Kasting1993HabitableZA,
  title={Habitable zones around main sequence stars.},
  author={J. Kasting and D. Whitmire and R. T. Reynolds},
  journal={Icarus},
  year={1993},
  volume={101 1},
  pages={
          108-28
        }
}
  • J. Kasting, D. Whitmire, R. T. Reynolds
  • Published 1993
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Icarus
  • A one-dimensional climate model is used to estimate the width of the habitable zone (HZ) around our Sun and around other main sequence stars. Our basic premise is that we are dealing with Earth-like planets with CO2/H2O/N2 atmospheres and that habitability requires the presence of liquid water on the planet's surface. The inner edge of the HZ is determined in our model by loss of water via photolysis and hydrogen escape. The outer edge of the HZ is determined by the formation of CO2 clouds… CONTINUE READING
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