Stellar Aspects of Habitability-Characterizing Target Stars for Terrestrial Planet-Finding Missions
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2010

We present and discuss the criteria for selecting potential target stars suitable for the search for Earth-like planets, with a special emphasis on the stellar aspects of habitability. Missions that search for terrestrial exoplanets will explore the presence and habitability of Earth-like exoplanets around several hundred nearby stars, mainly F, G, K, and M stars. The evaluation of the list of potential target systems is essential in order to develop mission concepts for a search for terrestrial exoplanets. Using the Darwin All Sky Star Catalogue (DASSC), we discuss the selection criteria, configuration-dependent subcatalogues, and the implication of stellar activity for habitability.




late-type dwarfs



extra-solar planets

harps search

earth-like exoplanets


Exoplanet search

mass m-stars

Nearby stars

ejection cme



L. Kaltenegger

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

C. Eiroa

Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (UAM)

I. Ribas

CSIC - Instituto de Ciencias del Espacio (ICE)

F. Paresce

Istituto Nazionale Di Astrofisica, Rome

M. Leitzinger

Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz

P. Odert

Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz

A. Hanslmeier

Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz

M. Fridlund


H. Lammer

Institut fur Weltraumforschung

C. Beichman

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

W. Danchi

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

T. Henning

Max Planck-institutet

T. Herbst

Max Planck-institutet

A. Leger

Université Paris-Sud

René Liseau

Chalmers, Institutionen för radio- och rymdvetenskap, Radioastronomi och astrofysik

J. Lunine

University of Arizona

A. Penny

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

A. Quirrenbach

Landessternwarte Heidelberg

H. Rottgering

Universiteit Leiden

F. Selsis

Universite de Bordeaux

J. Schneider

Observatoire de Paris-Meudon

D. Stam

Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON)

G. Tinetti

University College London (UCL)

G. J. White

Open University

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory


1531-1074 (ISSN)

Vol. 10 1 103-112


Astronomi, astrofysik och kosmologi


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