The evolution of habitable zones during stellar lifetimes and its implications on the search for extraterrestrial life

@article{Underwood2003TheEO,
  title={The evolution of habitable zones during stellar lifetimes and its implications on the search for extraterrestrial life},
  author={D. Underwood and B. W. Jones and P. Sleep},
  journal={International Journal of Astrobiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={2},
  pages={289-299}
}
  • D. Underwood, B. W. Jones, P. Sleep
  • Published 2003
  • Physics
  • International Journal of Astrobiology
  • A stellar evolution computer model has been used to determine changes in the luminosity L and effective temperature T e of single stars during their time on the main sequence. The range of stellar masses investigated was from 0.5 to 1.5 times that of the Sun, each with a mass fraction of metals (metallicity, Z ) from 0.008 to 0.05. The extent of each star's habitable zone (HZ) has been determined from its values of L and T e . These stars form a reference framework for other main sequence stars… CONTINUE READING
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