author={C. Scharf},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  • C. Scharf
  • Published 2006
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
Moons of giant planets may represent an alternative to the classical picture of habitable worlds. They may exist within the circumstellar habitable zone of a parent star, and through tidal energy dissipation they may also offer alternative habitable zones, where stellar insolation plays a secondary, or complementary, role. We investigate the potential extent of stable satellite orbits around a set of 74 known extrasolar giant planets located beyond 0.6 AU from their parent stars—where moons… Expand

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