Physical constraints on the likelihood of life on exoplanets

@article{Lingam2017PhysicalCO,
  title={Physical constraints on the likelihood of life on exoplanets},
  author={Manasvi Lingam and Abraham Loeb},
  journal={International Journal of Astrobiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={17},
  pages={116 - 126}
}
  • M. Lingam, A. Loeb
  • Published 6 July 2017
  • Geology, Physics
  • International Journal of Astrobiology
Abstract One of the most fundamental questions in exoplanetology is to determine whether a given planet is habitable. We estimate the relative likelihood of a planet's propensity towards habitability by considering key physical characteristics such as the role of temperature on ecological and evolutionary processes, and atmospheric losses via hydrodynamic escape and stellar wind erosion. From our analysis, we demonstrate that Earth-sized exoplanets in the habitable zone around M-dwarfs… 
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