Effect of methane on the habitable zone

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Effect of methane on the habitable zone

Post by Lazarus on 15th May 2018, 5:55 pm

Ramirez & Kaltenegger "A Methane Extension to the Classical Habitable Zone"
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.02801

Around stars earlier than about mid-K, methane can significantly extend the outer edge of the habitable zone. For cooler stars, methane produces an anti-greenhouse effect that contracts the habitable zone.
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