Exoplanets

    • 3D climate model used to examine exoplanets' habitability

      3D climate model used to examine exoplanets' habitability

      For the first time, scientists used a 3D climate model that incorporates photochemistry to study and redefine the habitability of exoplanets surrounding M dwarf stars, which comprise about 70% of the total galactic population. The findings - published Thursday in the Astrophysical Journal - could help planetary scientists know what to look for when surveying potentially habitable exoplanets.

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