Red dwarf stellar rotation vs RV habitable zone planet detection

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Red dwarf stellar rotation vs RV habitable zone planet detection

Post by Lazarus on 13th April 2016, 4:47 pm

Two papers about the problems of stellar rotation and habitable zone planet detection. Unfortunately M1-M4 dwarfs have rotation periods similar to habitable zone planets, which complicates the detection of HZ planets around such stars.

Newton et al. "The Impact of Stellar Rotation on the Detectability of Habitable Planets Around M Dwarfs"
http://arxiv.org/abs/1604.03135

Vanderburg et al. "Radial Velocity Planet Detection Biases at the Stellar Rotational Period"
http://arxiv.org/abs/1604.03143
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