Tidal obliquity evolution of potentially habitable planets

  title={Tidal obliquity evolution of potentially habitable planets},
  author={Ren{\'e} Heller and J{\'e}r{\'e}my Leconte and Rory Barnes Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam and DFG-funded GrK 1351 and 'ENS Lyon and University of Washington and Seattle and Virtual Planetary Laboratory and Usa},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
Context. Stellar insolation has been used as the main constraint on a planet’s potential habitability. However, as more Earth-like planets are discovered around low-mass stars (LMSs), a re-examination of the role of tides on the habitability of exoplanets has begun. Those studies have yet to consider the misalignment between a planet’s rotational axis and the orbital plane normal, i.e. the planetary obliquity. Aims. This paper considers the constraints on habitability arising from tidal… Expand

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