Tidal heating of terrestrial extrasolar planets and implications for their habitability

@article{Jackson2008TidalHO,
  title={Tidal heating of terrestrial extrasolar planets and implications for their habitability},
  author={Brian Jackson and Rory Barnes and Richard Greenberg},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={391},
  pages={237-245}
}
The tidal heating of hypothetical rocky (or terrestrial) extrasolar planets spans a wide range of values depending on stellar masses and initial orbits. Tidal heating may be sufficiently large (in many cases, in excess of radiogenic heating) and long-lived to drive plate tectonics, similar to the Earth's, which may enhance the planet's habitability. In other cases, excessive tidal heating may result in Io-like planets with violent volcanism, probably rendering them unsuitable for life. On water… 
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