The effect of a strong stellar flare on the atmospheric chemistry of an earth-like planet orbiting an M dwarf.

  title={The effect of a strong stellar flare on the atmospheric chemistry of an earth-like planet orbiting an M dwarf.},
  author={Ant'igona Segura and Lucianne M. Walkowicz and Victoria S. Meadows and James F Kasting and Suzanne Hawley},
  volume={10 7},
Main sequence M stars pose an interesting problem for astrobiology: their abundance in our galaxy makes them likely targets in the hunt for habitable planets, but their strong chromospheric activity produces high-energy radiation and charged particles that may be detrimental to life. We studied the impact of the 1985 April 12 flare from the M dwarf AD Leonis (AD Leo), simulating the effects from both UV radiation and protons on the atmospheric chemistry of a hypothetical, Earth-like planet… Expand

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