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Impact of Space Weather on Climate and Habitability of Terrestrial Type Exoplanets

Airapetian, Vladimir and Barnes, R. and Cohen, O. and Collinson, G and Danchi, WC and Dong, CF and Del Genio, AD and France, K and Garcia-Sage, K and Glocer, A and Gopalswamy, N and Grenfell, JL and Gronoff, G and Güdel, M and Herbst, K and Henning, WG and Jackman, CH and Jin, M and Johnstone, Colin and Kaltenegger, L and Kay, CD and Kobayashi, K and Kuang, W and Li, G and Lynch, BJ and Lüftinger, T and Luhmann, JG and Maehara, H and Mlynczak, MG and Notsu, Y and Ramirez, RM and Rugheimer, S and Scheucher, M and Schlieder, JE and Shibata, K and Sousa-Silva, C and Stamenković, V and Strangeway, RJ and Usmanov, AV and Vergados, P and Verkhoglyadova, OP and Vidotto, AA and Voytek, M. and Way, MJ and Zank, GP and Yamashiki, Y (2019) Impact of Space Weather on Climate and Habitability of Terrestrial Type Exoplanets. International Journal of Astrobiology, pp. 1-59. Cambridge University Press. DOI: 10.1017/S1473550419000132 ISSN 1473-5504

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Abstract

The search for life in the Universe is a fundamental problem of astrobiology and modern science. The current progress in the detection of terrestrial-type exoplanets has opened a new avenue in the characterization of exoplanetary atmospheres and in the search for biosignatures of life with the upcoming ground-based and space missions. To specify the conditions favourable for the origin, development and sustainment of life as we know it in other worlds, we need to understand the nature of global (astrospheric), and local (atmospheric and surface) environments of exoplanets in the habitable zones (HZs) around G-K-M dwarf stars including our young Sun. Global environment is formed by propagated disturbances from the planet-hosting stars in the form of stellar flares, coronal mass ejections, energetic particles and winds collectively known as astrospheric space weather. Its characterization will help in understanding how an exoplanetary ecosystem interacts with its host star, as well as in the specification of the physical, chemical and biochemical conditions that can create favourable and/ordetrimental conditions for planetary climate and habitability along with evolution of planetary internal dynamics over geological timescales. A key linkage of (astro)physical, chemical and geological processes can only be understood in the framework of interdisciplinary studies with the incorporation of progress in heliophysics, astrophysics, planetary and Earth sciences. The assessment of the impacts of host stars on the climate and habitability of terrestrial (exo)planets will significantly expand the current definition of the HZ to the biogenic zone and provide new observational strategies for searching for signatures of life. The major goal of this paper is to describe and discuss the current status and recent progress in this interdisciplinary field in light of presentations and discussions during the NASA Nexus for Exoplanetary System Science funded workshop ‘Exoplanetary Space Weather, Climate and Habitability’ and to provide a new roadmap for the future development of the emerging field of exoplanetary science and astrobiology.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/127815/
Document Type:Article
Title:Impact of Space Weather on Climate and Habitability of Terrestrial Type Exoplanets
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Airapetian, VladimirNASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), 8800 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt, MD 20771, Maryland, USAUNSPECIFIED
Barnes, R.University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USAUNSPECIFIED
Cohen, O.Lowell Center forSpace Science and Technology, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Collinson, GNASA Goddard Space Flight Centre, Greenbelt, MD, USAUNSPECIFIED
Danchi, WCNASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, USAUNSPECIFIED
Dong, CFDepartment of Astrophysical Sciences,UNSPECIFIED
Del Genio, ADNASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NYUNSPECIFIED
France, KLaboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado,UNSPECIFIED
Garcia-Sage, KSellers Exoplanet Environments Collaboration, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, USAUNSPECIFIED
Glocer, ASellers Exoplanet Environments Collaboration, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, USAUNSPECIFIED
Gopalswamy, NSellers Exoplanet Environments Collaboration, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, USAUNSPECIFIED
Grenfell, JLlee.grenfell (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Gronoff, GNASA/LaRC, Hampton, VA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Güdel, MUniversity of Vienna, Dept. of Astrophysics, Türkenschanzstr. 17, 1180, Vienna, AustriaUNSPECIFIED
Herbst, KInstitut für Experimentelle und Angewandte Physik, Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Henning, WGSellers Exoplanet Environments Collaboration, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, USAUNSPECIFIED
Jackman, CHNASA Goddard Space Flight Center, MD, USAUNSPECIFIED
Jin, MSETI Institute, Mountain View, CA 94043, USAUNSPECIFIED
Johnstone, ColinUniversity of Vienna, Department of AstrophysicsUNSPECIFIED
Kaltenegger, LHarvard-Smithonian Center for AstrophysicsUNSPECIFIED
Kay, CDChristian Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Institute for Experimental and Applied Physics, Leibnizstr. 11,UNSPECIFIED
Kobayashi, KYokohama National University, JapanUNSPECIFIED
Kuang, WSellers Exoplanet Environments Collaboration, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, USAUNSPECIFIED
Li, GCenter for Space Plasma and Aeronomic ResearchUNSPECIFIED
Lynch, BJSpace Sciences Laboratory, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Lüftinger, TUniversity of Vienna, Dept. of Astrophysics, Türkenschanzstr. 17, 1180, Vienna, AustriaUNSPECIFIED
Luhmann, JGSpace Sciences Laboratory, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Maehara, HSubaru Telescope Okayama Branch Office, NAOJ, Asakuchi, Okayama 719-02, JapanUNSPECIFIED
Mlynczak, MGNASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, USAUNSPECIFIED
Notsu, YDepartment of Astronomy, Kyoto University, Kitashirakawa-Oiwake-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, JapanUNSPECIFIED
Ramirez, RMEarth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1, Tokyo 152-8550, JapanUNSPECIFIED
Rugheimer, SCentre for Exoplanet Science, University of St. Andrews, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Irvine Building, North Street, St. Andrews, KY16 9AL, UKUNSPECIFIED
Scheucher, MZentrum für Astronomie und Astrophysik (ZAA), Technische Universität Berlin (TUB), Hardenbergstr. 36, 10623 Berlin, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Schlieder, JESellers Exoplanet Environments Collaboration, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, USAUNSPECIFIED
Shibata, KAstronomical Observatory, Kyoto University, Sakyo, Kyoto 606-8502, JapanUNSPECIFIED
Sousa-Silva, CMassachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Cambridge, MA, 02139, USAUNSPECIFIED
Stamenković, VNASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Strangeway, RJUniversity of California, Los Angeles, CA USAUNSPECIFIED
Usmanov, AVUniversity of Delaware, DE, 19716, USAUNSPECIFIED
Vergados, PNASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Verkhoglyadova, OPNASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Vidotto, AATrinity College Dublin, Dublin, IrelandUNSPECIFIED
Voytek, M.NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546-0001, USAUNSPECIFIED
Way, MJNASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NYUNSPECIFIED
Zank, GPCenter for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research (CSPAR), University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899, USAUNSPECIFIED
Yamashiki, YGraduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability (GSAIS), Kyoto University, Kyoto, JapanUNSPECIFIED
Date:2019
Journal or Publication Title:International Journal of Astrobiology
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1017/S1473550419000132
Page Range:pp. 1-59
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISSN:1473-5504
Status:Published
Keywords:astrobiology, atmospheres, biosignatures, chemistry, CME, exoplanets, flares, habitability, internal dynamics, magnetic field, SEP, space weather, stars, Sun
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Science and Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Planetary Evolution and Life
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Extrasolar Planets and Atmospheres
Deposited By: Grenfell, John Lee
Deposited On:02 Dec 2019 13:12
Last Modified:26 Mar 2020 11:57

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