What makes a planet habitable?

  title={What makes a planet habitable?},
  author={H. Lammer and J. H. Bredeh{\"o}ft and A. Coustenis and M. L. Khodachenko and L. Kaltenegger and O. Grasset and D. Prieur and F. Raulin and P. Ehrenfreund and M. Yamauchi and J-E. Wahlund and J. Griessmeier and G. Stangl and C. Cockell and Yu. N. Kulikov and J. L. Grenfell and H. Rauer},
  journal={The Astronomy and Astrophysics Review},
  • H. Lammer, J. H. Bredehöft, +14 authors H. Rauer
  • Published 2009
  • Physics
  • The Astronomy and Astrophysics Review
  • This work reviews factors which are important for the evolution of habitable Earth-like planets such as the effects of the host star dependent radiation and particle fluxes on the evolution of atmospheres and initial water inventories. We discuss the geodynamical and geophysical environments which are necessary for planets where plate tectonics remain active over geological time scales and for planets which evolve to one-plate planets. The discoveries of methane–ethane surface lakes on Saturn’s… CONTINUE READING
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