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