On the radius of habitable planets

  title={On the radius of habitable planets},
  author={Yann Alibert},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  • Y. Alibert
  • Published 13 November 2013
  • Geology, Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
Context. The conditions that a planet must fulfill to be habitable are not precisely known. However, it is comparatively easier to define conditions under which a planet is very likely not habitable. Finding such conditions is important as it can help select, in an ensemble of potentially observable planets, which ones should be observed in greater detail for characterization studies. Aims: Assuming, as in the Earth, that the presence of a C-cycle is a necessary condition for long-term… 

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