M dwarfs and magnetic fields

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M dwarfs and magnetic fields

Post by Lazarus on Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:13 pm

The effects of M dwarf magnetic fields on potentially habitable planets
http://arxiv.org/abs/1306.4789

Among other things, late M-dwarfs are typically fast rotators which could be bad news for atmospheric stability. Earlier-type M-dwarfs may be more promising.
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