The habitability of super-Earths in Gliese 581

@article{Bloh2007TheHO,
  title={The habitability of super-Earths in Gliese 581},
  author={W. Bloh and C. Bounama and M. Cuntz and S. Franck},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2007},
  volume={476},
  pages={1365-1371}
}
Aims. The planetary system around the M star Gliese 581 consists of a hot Neptune (Gl 581b) and two super-Earths (Gl 581c and Gl 581d). The habitability of this system with respect to the super-Earths is investigated following a concept that studies the long-term possibility of photosynthetic biomass production on a dynamically active planet. Methods. A thermal evolution model for a super-Earth is used to calculate the sources and sinks of atmospheric carbon dioxide. The habitable zone is… Expand

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