On the Habitability of Exoplanets Orbiting Proxima Centauri

  • M. López-Águila Laboratorio de Ciencia Planetaria. Dpto. Física, Universidad Central Marta Abreu de Las Villas
  • R. Cárdenas-Ortiz Laboratorio de Ciencia Planetaria. Dpto. Física, Universidad Central Marta Abreu de Las Villas
  • L. Rodríguez-López Laboratorio de Ciencia Planetaria. Dpto. Física, Universidad Central Marta Abreu de Las Villas

Abstract

We apply a mathematical model for photosynthesis to quantitatively assess the habitability of a hypothetical planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, inside the so called habitability zone. Results suggest significant viability for primary biological productivity, provided living organisms have evolved to reach the ability of using infrared light for photosynthesis.

Published
Dec 15, 2013
How to Cite
LÓPEZ-ÁGUILA, M.; CÁRDENAS-ORTIZ, R.; RODRÍGUEZ-LÓPEZ, L.. On the Habitability of Exoplanets Orbiting Proxima Centauri. Revista Cubana de Física, [S.l.], v. 30, n. 2, p. 77-80, dec. 2013. ISSN 2224-7939. Available at: <https://revistacubanadefisica.org/index.php/rcf/article/view/RCF_30-2_77_2013>. Date accessed: 19 aug. 2022.
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