TOWARD THE MINIMUM INNER EDGE DISTANCE OF THE HABITABLE ZONE

@article{Zsom2013TOWARDTM,
  title={TOWARD THE MINIMUM INNER EDGE DISTANCE OF THE HABITABLE ZONE},
  author={Andras Zsom and Sara Seager and Julien de Wit and Vlada Stamenkovi{\'c}},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={778},
  pages={109}
}
We explore the minimum distance from a host star where an exoplanet could potentially be habitable in order not to discard close-in rocky exoplanets for follow-up observations. We find that the inner edge of the Habitable Zone for hot desert worlds can be as close as 0.38 AU around a solar-like star, if the greenhouse effect is reduced (~1% relative humidity) and the surface albedo is increased. We consider a wide range of atmospheric and planetary parameters such as the mixing ratios of… Expand
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