NYUAD study finds stellar flares can lead to the diminishment of a planet’s habitability

IMAGE: An artist’s conception of HD 209458 b, an exoplanet whose atmosphere is being torn off at more than 35,000 km/hour by the radiation of its close-by parent star. This hot… view more  Credit: NASA/European Space Agency/Alfred Vidal-Madjar (Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, CNRS) Fast facts: Planetary habitability, defined by a planet’s ability to sustain liquid water […]