Theory Group : Planetary Sciences : Astrobiology
John Scalo, Alan Sluder, J. Craig Wheeler
Star formation; interstellar medium; turbulence; galaxy evolution; complex systems; astrobiology.
Planetary Systems, Atmospheres & Life, Theory, Astrobiology, Planet Formation, ISM and Star Formation, Milky Way Evolution, Star Formation & Protoplanetary Disks
J. Craig Wheeler
Stellar evolution; supernovae; accretion discs; gamma-ray bursts, astrobiology.
Theory, Supernovae, Astrobiology, Milky Way Evolution
Theory, Astrobiology, Atmospheres & Life
Fraction of stars able to form a > 0.3ME HZ planet as a function of stellar mass. We assume an fZ distribution that is
gaussian with a standard deviation of 0.5 dex, and a fixed value of h = 1. The inset shows the effect of varying the limiting mass for
habitability from 0.1 to 0.5 ME, for α = h = 1.
A decreased probability of habitable planet formation around low-mass stars