Impact of Tides on the Potential for Exoplanets to Host Exomoons

  title={Impact of Tides on the Potential for Exoplanets to Host Exomoons},
  author={Armen Tokadjian and Anthony L. Piro},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
Exomoons may play an important role in determining the habitability of worlds outside of our solar system. They can stabilize conditions, alter the climate by breaking tidal locking with the parent star, drive tidal heating, and perhaps even host life themselves. However, the ability of an exoplanet to sustain an exomoon depends on complex tidal interactions. Motivated by this, we make use of simplified tidal lag models to follow the evolution of the separations and orbital and rotational… 
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