Preferences help
enabled [disable] Abstract
Number of results
2006 | 55 | 4 | 381-388
Article title

Ekosfery gwiazdowe

Title variants
Stellar ecospheres
Languages of publication
The article reviews the theory of stellar ecospheres (also called habitable zones), emphasizing the following points: (1) The theory of habitable zones helps to choose appropriate targets for planned missions which will look for biosignatures in extrasolar planetary systems. (2) The location of habitable-zone boundaries depends not only on luminosity and effective temperature of the star, but also on the particular planet’s model we adopt. (3) Hydrogen-burning is the only evolutionary phase in which stars can create and maintain conditions suitable for the emergence and development of life. (4) Search for extrasolar biospheres should be focused on stars with masses not larger than the solar mass. (5) Even if the planet orbits a solar-like star within its ecosphere, it may easily happen that conditions appropriate for life to emerge on its surface will not be maintained long enough. This is because the long-term evolution of planet’s climate depends on a multitude of very complicated processes which must be rather carefully balanced.
Physical description
  • Centrum Astronomiczne im. Mikołaja Kopernika PAN, Bartycka 18, 00-716 Warszawa, Polska
  • Artymowicz P., 1995. Astrofizyka Układów Planetarnych. Pwn, Warszawa. Beichman C. A., Fridlund M., Traub W. A., Stapelfeldt K. R., Quirrenbach A., Seager S., 2006. Comparative Planetology And The Search For Life Beyond The Solar System. [w:] Protostars And Planets V. Reipurth B., Jewitt D., Keil K. (red). University Of Arizona Press, Tucson, W Druku (także: Http://
  • Canup R. M., Asphaug E., 2001. Origin Of The Moon In A Giant Impact Near The End Of The Earth’s Formation. Nature 412, 708-711.
  • Catanzarite J., Shao M., Tanner A., Unwin S., Yu J., 2006. Astrometric Detection Of Terrestrial Planets In The Habitable Zones Of Nearby Stars With Sim Planetquest Publications Of The Astronomical Society Of The Pacific 118, 1322-1342 (także: Http://
  • Gaidos E., Selsis F., 2006. From Protoplanets To Protolife: The Emergence And Maintenance Of Life. [w:] Protostars And Planets V. Reipurth B., Jewitt D., Keil K. (red). University Of Arizona Press, Tucson, W Druku (także: Http:// Abs/astro-ph/0602008).
  • Gomes R., Levison H. F., Tsiganis K., Morbidelli A., 2005. Origin Of The Cataclysmic Late Heavy Bombardment Period Of The Terrestrial Plane. Nature 435, 466-469.
  • Gonzalez G., 2005. Habitable Zones In The Universe. Origins Life Evol. Biospheres 35, 555-606.
  • Jones B. W., Sleep P. N., Underwood D. R., 2006. Habitability Of Known Exoplanetary Systems Based On Measured Stellar Properties. Astrophys. J. 649, 1010-1019 (także: Http://
  • Kasting J. F., 1988. Runaway And Moist Greenhouse Atmospheresand And The Evolution Of Earth And Venus. Icarus 74, 472-494.
  • Kasting J. F., Catling D., 2003. Evolution Of A Habitable Planet. Ann. Rev. Ast. Aph. 41, 429-63.
  • Kasting J. F., Whitmire D. P., Reynolds R.t., 1993. Habitable Zones Around Main Sequence Stars. Icarus 101, 108-128.
  • Kubiak M., 1994. Gwiazdy I Materia Międzygwiazdowa. PWN, Warszawa.
  • Lemarchand G. A., 2003. The Technological Adolescent Age Transition: A Boundary To Estimate The Last Factor Of The Drake Equation. [w:] Bioastronomy 2002: Life Among The Stars. Proceedings Of Iau Symposium No. 213.
  • Norris R., Stootman F. (red). Astronomical Society Of The Pacific, San Francisco. Schaller G., Schaerer D., Meynet G., Maeder A., 1992. New Grids Of Stellar Models From 0.8 To 120 Msolar At Z=0.020 And Z=0.001. Astron. Astrophys. 96 (suppl.), 269-331.
  • Segura A., Kasting J. F., Meadows V., Cohen M., Scalo J., Crisp D., Butler R. A. H., Tinetti G., 2005. Biosignatures From Earth-like Planets Around M Dwarfs. Astrobiology 5, 706-725.
  • Strughold H., 1955. The Ecosphere Of The Sun. Aviation Med. 26, 323-328.
  • Underwood D. R., Jones B. W., Sleep P. N., 2003. The Evolution Of Habitable Zones During Stellar Lifetimes And Its Implications On The Search For Extraterrestrial Life. Int. J. Astrobiol. 2, 289-299
Document Type
Publication order reference
YADDA identifier
JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.