M stars as targets for terrestrial exoplanet searches and biosignature detection.

@article{Scalo2007MSA,
  title={M stars as targets for terrestrial exoplanet searches and biosignature detection.},
  author={John Michael Scalo and Lisa Kaltenegger and Ant'igona Segura and Malcolm Fridlund and Ignasi Ribas and Yu. N. Kulikov and J. L. Grenfell and Heike Rauer and Petra Odert and Martin Leitzinger and Franck Selsis and M. L. Khodachenko and Carlos Eiroa and James F Kasting and Helmut Lammer},
  journal={Astrobiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={
          85-166
        }
}
The changing view of planets orbiting low mass stars, M stars, as potentially hospitable worlds for life and its remote detection was motivated by several factors, including the demonstration of viable atmospheres and oceans on tidally locked planets, normal incidence of dust disks, including debris disks, detection of planets with masses in the 5-20 M() range, and predictions of unusually strong spectral biosignatures. We present a critical discussion of M star properties that are relevant for… Expand
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