|MadSci Network: Astronomy|
I looking through this webpage on extrasolar planets http://www.extrasolar.net/planettour.asp?StarCatId=normal&PlanetId=158 I notices very detail habitable zone diagrams. I understand that there are very specific figures that can be determined (and would be needed for these diagrams) and I would like to know the formula, Not the conjecture on the definition of a "Habitable Zone," but how these specific range figures are calculated. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Habitable_zone ^This site gives a formula for a median, but the chart shows a band/range. http://www.solstation.com/habitable.htm ^This website gives the ranges for our solar system: "the HZ for our own Solar System currently extends from at least 0.95 AU to 1.37 AU" I searched the archives, nothing comes up on HZ ranges, so please consider my question again. Thanks, Gabriel PS: you may need an Astrophysics category. And I notice that Angelle Tanner (UCLA) likes answering these questions.
Re: Habitable zones, how are they calculated (formulas, not conjecture)?
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