The extrasolar planet Gliese 581d: a potentially habitable planet?

  title={The extrasolar planet Gliese 581d: a potentially habitable planet?},
  author={Philip von Paris and Stefanie Gebauer and Mareike Godolt and John Lee Grenfell and Pascal Hedelt and Daniel Kitzmann and Andrea Patzer and Heike Rauer and Barbara Stracke},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
Aims. The planetary system around the M star Gliese 581 contains at least three close-in potentially low-mass planets, Gl 581c, d, and e. In order to address the question of the habitability of Gl 581d, we performed detailed atmospheric modeling studies for several planetary scenarios. Methods. A 1D radiative-convective model was used to calculate temperature and pressure profiles of model atmospheres, which we assumed to be composed of molecular nitrogen, water, and carbon dioxide. The model… 
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