ultraviolet radiation from F and K stars and implications for planetary habitability

@article{Kasting2004ultravioletRF,
  title={ultraviolet radiation from F and K stars and implications for planetary habitability},
  author={J. Kasting and D. Whittet and W. Sheldon},
  journal={Origins of life and evolution of the biosphere},
  year={2004},
  volume={27},
  pages={413-420}
}
  • J. Kasting, D. Whittet, W. Sheldon
  • Published 2004
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Origins of life and evolution of the biosphere
  • Now that extrasolar planets have been found, it is timely to ask whether some of them might be suitable for life. Climatic constraints on planetary habitability indicate that a reasonably wide habitable zone exists around main sequence stars with spectral types in the early-F to mid-K range. However, it has not been demonstrated that planets orbiting such stars would be habitable when biologically-damaging energetic radiation is also considered. The large amounts of UV radiation emitted by… CONTINUE READING
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