The UV and X-ray activity of the M dwarfs within 10 pc of the Sun

@article{Stelzer2013TheUA,
  title={The UV and X-ray activity of the M dwarfs within 10 pc of the Sun},
  author={Beate Stelzer and Antonina Marino and Giusi Micela and Javier Lopez-Santiago and C. Liefke - INAFOAPalermo and - Universita' di Padova and - Universidad de Complutense Madrid and - Universitaet Heidelberg},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2013},
  volume={431},
  pages={2063-2079}
}
M dwarfs are the most numerous stars in the Galaxy. They are characterized by strong magnetic activity. The ensuing high-energy emission is crucial for the evolution of their planets and the eventual presence of life on them. We systematically study the X-ray and ultraviolet emission of a subsample of M dwarfs from a recent proper-motion survey, selecting all M dwarfs within 10 pc to obtain a nearly volume-limited sample (∼90 per cent completeness). Archival ROSAT, XMM–Newton and GALEX data are… 

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