CoRoT-7 high-energy radiation environment

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CoRoT-7 high-energy radiation environment

Post by Lazarus on 20th March 2012, 4:32 am

The high-energy environment in the super-earth system CoRoT-7

Taking X-ray and EUV radiation into account, it seems that CoRoT-7b may have lost ~4-10 Earth masses due to evaporation by stellar radiation if it formed as a rocky object.
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