Super-Earths, M Dwarfs, and Photosynthetic Organisms: Habitability in the Lab

  title={Super-Earths, M Dwarfs, and Photosynthetic Organisms: Habitability in the Lab},
  author={Riccardo Claudi and Eleonora Alei and Mariano Battistuzzi and Lorenzo Cocola and Marco Sergio Erculiani and Anna Caterina Pozzer and Bernardo Salasnich and Diana Simionato and Vito Squicciarini and Luca Poletto and Nicoletta La Rocca},
In a few years, space telescopes will investigate our Galaxy to detect evidence of life, mainly by observing rocky planets. In the last decade, the observation of exoplanet atmospheres and the theoretical works on biosignature gasses have experienced a considerable acceleration. The most attractive feature of the realm of exoplanets is that 40% of M dwarfs host super-Earths with a minimum mass between 1 and 30 Earth masses, orbital periods shorter than 50 days, and radii between those of the… 
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