Stabilizing Cloud Feedback Dramatically Expands the Habitable Zone of Tidally Locked Planets

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Yang, Jun; Cowan, Nicolas B.; Abbot, Dorian S.;
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1088/2041-8205/771/2/L45
  • Subject: Astrophysics - Earth and Planetary Astrophysics | Physics - Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics | Physics::Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics | Astrophysics::Earth and Planetary Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Solar and Stellar Astrophysics

The habitable zone (HZ) is the circumstellar region where a planet can sustain surface liquid water. Searching for terrestrial planets in the HZ of nearby stars is the stated goal of ongoing and planned extrasolar planet surveys. Previous estimates of the inner edge of ... View more
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