Space Science Reviews

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Water Loss from Young Planets

  • Feng TianEmail author
  • Manuel Güdel
  • Colin P. Johnstone
  • Helmut Lammer
  • Rodrigo Luger
  • Petra Odert
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. The Delivery of Water to Protoplanets, Planets and Satellites


Good progress has been made in the past few years to better understand the XUV evolution trend of Sun-like stars, the capture and dissipation of hydrogen dominant envelopes of planetary embryos and protoplanets, and water loss from young planets around M dwarfs. This chapter reviews these recent developments. Observations of exoplanets and theoretical works in the near future will significantly advance our understanding of one of the fundamental physical processes shaping the evolution of solar system terrestrial planets.


Exoplanet Evolution Water Habitability 



FT is supported by Natural and Science Foundation of China (11661161014) and the Tsinghua University Initiative Science Research Program (523001028). HL and PO acknowledge the Austrian Science Fund (FWF): P27256-N27. CPJ, MG, and HL acknowledge the support of the FWF NFN project S116, FWF NFN S11604-N16, and S11607-N16. This review is a result of the ISSI workshop “Delivery of Water to Protoplanets”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Feng Tian
    • 1
    Email author
  • Manuel Güdel
    • 2
  • Colin P. Johnstone
    • 2
  • Helmut Lammer
    • 3
  • Rodrigo Luger
    • 4
  • Petra Odert
    • 3
  1. 1.Department for Earth System ScienceTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Department of AstrophysicsUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria
  3. 3.Space Research InstituteAustrian Academy of SciencesGrazAustria
  4. 4.Department of AstronomyUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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