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The Habitable Zone and Extreme Planetary Orbits.
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PMID:  23035897     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract The habitable zone for a given star describes the range of circumstellar distances from the star within which a planet could have liquid water on its surface, which depends upon the stellar properties. Here we describe the development of the habitable zone concept, its application to our own solar system, and its subsequent application to exoplanetary systems. We further apply this to planets in extreme eccentric orbits and show how they may still retain life-bearing properties depending upon the percentage of the total orbit which is spent within the habitable zone. Key Words: Extrasolar planets-Habitable zone-Astrobiology. Astrobiology 12, xxx-xxx.
Stephen R Kane; Dawn M Gelino
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Astrobiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1557-8070     ISO Abbreviation:  Astrobiology     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101088083     Medline TA:  Astrobiology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
NASA Exoplanet Science Institute , Caltech, Pasadena, California.
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