M dwarf stars in the light of (future) exoplanet searches

B. Rojas-Ayala, E. J. Hilton, A. W. Mann, S. Lépine, E. Gaidos, X. Bonfils, Ch Helling, T. J. Henry, L. A. Rogers, K. von Braun, A. Youdin

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We present a brief overview of a splinter session on M dwarf stars as planet hosts that was organized as part of the Cool Stars 17 conference. The session was devoted to reviewing our current knowledge of M dwarf stars and exoplanets in order to prepare for current and future exoplanet searches focusing in low mass stars. We review the observational and theoretical challenges to characterize M dwarf stars and the importance of accurate fundamental parameters for the proper characterization of their exoplanets and our understanding on planet formation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-158
Number of pages4
JournalAstronomische Nachrichten
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013


  • Stars: fundamental parameters
  • Stars: late-type
  • Stars: planetary systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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