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The Habitable Zone Gallery

Kane, Stephen R. and Gelino, Dawn M. (2012) The Habitable Zone Gallery. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 124 (914). pp. 323-328. ISSN 0004-6280. doi:10.1086/665271.

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The Habitable Zone Gallery is a new service to the exoplanet community that provides habitable-zone (HZ) information for each of the exoplanetary systems with known planetary orbital parameters. The service includes a sortable table with information on the percentage of orbital phase spent within the HZ, planetary effective temperatures, and other basic planetary properties. In addition to the table, we also plot the period and eccentricity of the planets with respect to their time spent in the HZ. The service includes a gallery of known systems that plot the orbits and the location of the HZ with respect to those orbits. Also provided are animations that aid in orbit visualization and provide the changing effective temperature for those planets in eccentric orbits. Here, we describe the science motivation, the underlying calculations, and the structure of the World Wide Web site.

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Kane, Stephen R.0000-0002-7084-0529
Gelino, Dawn M.0000-0003-1274-2784
Additional Information:© 2012 Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Received 2012 January 17; accepted 2012 February 9; published 2012 March 2. The authors would like to thank Ravikumar Kopparapu, Lisa Kaltenegger, and Jason Wright for their useful feedback on improvements to the Habitable Zone Gallery. This research has made use of the Exoplanet Orbit Database and the Exoplanet Data Explorer at
Group:Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC)
Subject Keywords:Extrasolar Planets
Issue or Number:914
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Official Citation:The Habitable Zone Gallery Stephen R. Kane and Dawn M. Gelino Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific Vol. 124, No. 914 (April 2012), pp. 323-328 Published by: The University of Chicago Press on behalf of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific Stable URL:
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Deposited By: Jason Perez
Deposited On:11 May 2012 22:03
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