On the Possibilities of Existence of Photosynthetic Life around Alpha Centauri B

  • G. Estrada-Rodriguez University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • A. González-Noa Universidad Central “Marta Abreu” de Las Villas, Santa Clara, Cuba
  • R. Cardenas Universidad Central “Marta Abreu” de Las Villas, Santa Clara, Cuba

Abstract

We start with a brief description of the Alpha Centauri system and its main characteristics. Afterwards, we carry out calculations of several habitability metrics, such as the Π biological productivity and photosynthesis rates, in the oceans of the hypothetical exoplanets orbiting around Alpha Centauri B. By including a function of the temperature in a photosynthetic model, we describe the behavior of the metrics mentioned above for organisms with prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells that could potentially live in these exoplanets.


 
Published
Dec 14, 2019
How to Cite
ESTRADA-RODRIGUEZ, G.; GONZÁLEZ-NOA, A.; CARDENAS, R.. On the Possibilities of Existence of Photosynthetic Life around Alpha Centauri B. Revista Cubana de Física, [S.l.], v. 36, n. 2, p. 114-118, dec. 2019. ISSN 2224-7939. Available at: <http://revistacubanadefisica.org/index.php/rcf/article/view/2019v36n2p114>. Date accessed: 19 feb. 2020.
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