Obliquity Variations of Habitable Zone Planets Kepler-62f and Kepler-186f

@article{Shan2017ObliquityVO,
  title={Obliquity Variations of Habitable Zone Planets Kepler-62f and Kepler-186f},
  author={Yutong Shan and Gongjie Li},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  year={2017}
}
  • Y. Shan, Gongjie Li
  • Published 19 October 2017
  • Geology, Physics
  • arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
Obliquity variability could play an important role in the climate and habitability of a planet. Orbital modulations caused by planetary companions and the planet's spin axis precession due to the torque from the host star may lead to resonant interactions and cause large-amplitude obliquity variability. Here we consider the spin axis dynamics of Kepler-62f and Kepler-186f, both of which reside in the habitable zone around their host stars. Using {\emph{N}}-body simulations and secular numerical… 

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