Selected PUBLICATIONS :   Lisa Kaltenegger   Illeana Gomez-Leal   Siddharth Hegde   Dong Lai   Diego Munoz   Ramses Ramirez    Sarah Rugheimer


Ramirez, R.M. and L. Kaltenegger, A methane extension to the classical habitable zone, ApJ, 858, 2, 2018

Ramirez, R.M. and A. Levi, The ice cap zone: A unique habitable zone for ocean worlds, The Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 477, 4, pp. 4627 – 4640, 2018

Ramirez, R.M. and R.A. Craddock, The geological and climatological case for a warmer and wetter early Mars, Nature Geoscience, 11, pp. 230 – 237, 2018

Rugheimer, S. & L. Kaltenegger, Spectra of Earth-like Planets through Geological Evolution around FGKM Stars, ApJ, 854, 1, 2018


Chatterjee, S., C.J. Law, R.S. Wharton, S. Burke-Spolaor, J.W.T. Hessels, G.C. Bower, J.M. Cordes, et al., A direct localization of a fast radio burst and its host, Nature, 541,  7635, pp. 58-61, 2017

Garrett, D., D. Savransky & B. Macintosh, A simple depth-of-search metric for exoplanet imaging surveys, AJ, 154, 2, 2017

Kaltenegger, L., How to Characterize Habitable Worlds and Signs of Life, Annual Review of Astron. & Astrophys., 55, 1, pp. 433-485, 2017

Lunine, J., Ocean worlds exploration, Acta Astronautica, 131, pp. 123-130, 2017

O’Malley-James, J.T. & L. Kaltenegger, UV surface habitability of the TRAPPIST-1 system, MNRAS, 469, pp. L26-L30, 2017

Ramirez, R.M., A warmer and wetter solution for early Mars and the challenges with transient warming, Icarus, 297, pp. 71-82, 2017

Ramirez, R.M. & Kasting, J.F., Could cirrus clouds have warmed early Mars?, Icarus, 281, pp. 248-261, 2017

Ramirez, R.M. & L. Kaltenegger, A volcanic hydrogen habitable zone, ApJ Lett., 837, 1, L4, 2017

Waite, J.H., C. R. Glein, R. S. Perryman, B.D. Teolis, B. A. Magee, G. Miller, J. Grimes, M. E. Perry, K. E. Miller, A. Bouquet, J. I. Lunine, T. Brockwell,  & S. J. Bolton, Cassini finds molecular hydrogen in the Enceladus plume: Evidence for hydrothermal processes, Science, 356(6334), pp. 155-159, 2017.

Yang, J., F. Ding, R.M. Ramirez, W.R. Peltier, Y. Hu & Y. Liu, Abrupt climate transition of icy worlds from snowball to moist or runaway greenhouse, Nature Geoscience, doi:10.1038/ngeo2994, 2017


Brugger, B., Mousis, O., Deleiul, M., & Lunine, J.I., Possible internal structures and compositions of Proxima Centauri b, ApJ, 831(2), article id. L16, 5 pp., 2016

Comins, M.L., Romanova, M.M., Koldoba, A.V., Ustyugova, G.V., Blinova, A.A., & Lovelace, R.V.E., The effects of a magnetic field on planetary migration in laminar and turbulent discs, MNRAS, 459(4), pp. 3482-3497, 2016

El Moutamid, M., Sicardy, B., & Renner, S., Derivation of Capture Probabilities for the Corotation Eccentric Mean Motion Resonances, to appear in MNRAS, 2016

Erskine, D.J., Edelstein, J., Wishnow, E.H., Sirk, M., Muirhead, P.S., Muterspaugh, M.W., Lloyd, J.P., Ishikawa, Y., McDonald, E.A., Shourt, W.V., & Vanderburg, A.M., High-resolution broadband spectroscopy using externally dispersed interferometry at the Hale telescope: Part 1, data analysis and results, J. Astron. Telesc. Instrum. Syst., 2, id.025004, 2016

France, K., Parke Loyd, R.O., Youngblood, A., Brown, A., Schneider, P.C., Hawley, S.L., Froning, C.S., Linsky, J.L., Roberge, A., & Buccino, A.P., The MUSCLES Treasury Survey. I. Motivation and OverviewApJ, 820(2), article id. 89, 24pp., 2016

Garrett, D. & Savransky, D., Analytical Formulation of the Single-Visit Completeness Joint Probability Density Function, ApJ, 828(1), pp. 20-25, 2016

Gomez-Leal, I., Codron, F. & Selsis, F., Thermal light curves of Earth-like planets: 1. Varying surface and rotation on planets in a terrestrial orbit, Icarus, 269, pp. 98-110, 2016

Kane, S.R., Hill, M.L., Kasting, J.F., Kopparapu, R.K., Quintana, E.V., Barclay, T., Batalha, N.M., Borucki, W.J., Ciardi, D.R., Haghighipour, N., Hinkel, N.R., Kaltenegger, L., Selsis, F., & Torres, G., A Catalog of Kepler Habitable Zone Exoplanet Candidates, ApJ, 830, 1, article id. 1, 2016

Muñoz, D. & Lai, D., Pulsed Accretion onto Eccentric and Circular Binaries, eprint arXiv:1604.00004, 2016

Muñoz, D., Lai, D. & Liu, B., The formation efficiency of close-in planets via Lidov-Kozai migration: analytic calculationsMNRAS, 460, 1, pp. 1086-1093, 2016

Rahm, M., Lunine, J.I. Usher, D.A. & Shalloway, D., Polymorphism and electronic structure of polyimine and its potential significance for prebiotic chemistry on Titan, Proc. National Acad. Sci., 113, 8121-8126, 2016

Ramirez, R. & Kaltenegger, L., Habitable Zones of Post-Main Sequence StarsApJ, 823, 1, article id. 6., 2016

Ramirez, R., Early Earth: Atmosphere’s solar shock,  Nature Geoscience, 9, 6, pp. 413-414, 2016

Ramirez, R.M. & J.F. Kasting, Could Cirrus Clouds Have Warmed Early Mars, to appear in Icarus, 2016

Xu, W. & Lai, D., Disruption of Planetary Orbits Through Evection Resonance with an External Companion: Circumbinary Planets and Multiplanet Systems, MNRAS, 459, 3, pp. 2925-2939, 2016

Zanazzi, J.J. & Lai, D., Extended Transiting Disks and Rings Around Planets and Brown Dwarfs: Theoretical Constraints, exprint arXiv:1605.02365, 2016


Batalha, N., Domagal-Goldman, S.D., Ramirez, R. & Kasting, J.F., Testing the early Mars H2-CO2 greenhouse hypothesis with a 1-D photochemical model, Icarus, 258, pp. 337-349, 2015

Bétrémieux, Y. & Kaltenegger, L., Refraction in planetary atmospheres: improved analytical expressions and comparison with a new ray-tracing algorithm, MNRAS, 451, 2, pp. 1268-1283, 2015

Hegde, S., Paulino-Lima, I.G., Kent, R., Kaltenegger, L. & Rothschild, L., Surface biosignatures of exo-Earths: Remote detection of extraterrestrial life, Proc. National Academy of Sciences, 112(13), pp. 3886-3891, 2015

Kirichenko, A., Shibanov, Yu., Shternin, P., Johnston, S., Voronkov, M.A., Danilenko, A., Barsukov, D., Lai, D. & Zyuzin, D., Observations of PSR J1357-6429 at 2.1 GHz with the Australia Telescope Compact ArrayMNRAS, 452(3), pp. 3273-3280, 2015

Olmedo, M., Lloyd, J., Mamajek, E.E., Chávez, M., Bertone, E., Martin, D.C., & Neill, J.D., Deep GALEX UV Survey of the Kepler Field. I. Point Source Catalog, ApJ, 813(2), article id. 100, 9 pp., 2015

Rugheimer, S., Segura, A., Kaltenegger, L. & Sasselov, D., UV Surface Environment of Earth-like Planets Orbiting FGKM Stars through Geological Evolution, ApJ, 806(1), article id. 137, 10 pp., 2015

Rugheimer, S., Kaltenegger, L., Segura, A., Linsky, J. & Mohanty, S., Effect of UV Radiation on the Spectral Fingerprints of Earth-like Planets Orbiting M StarsApJ, 809(1), article id. 57, 16pp., 2015

Savransky, D. & Garrett, D., WFIRST-AFTA coronagraph science yield modeling with EXOSIMS, J. Astron. Telesc. Instrum. Syst., 2(1), 011006, 2015

Sloan, G.C., Goes, C., Ramirez, R.M., Kraemer, K.E. & Engelke, C.W., Infrared spectral properties of M giants, ApJ, 811(1), pp. 45-55, 2015

Stewart, P.N., Tuthill, P.G., Nicholson, P.D., Hedman, M.M., & Lloyd, J. P., High angular resolution stellar imaging with occultations from the Cassini spacecraft – II. Kronocyclic tomography, MNRAS, 449(2), pp. 1760-1766, 2015

Wang, C. & Lai, D., Axion-photon Propagation in Magnetized Universe,  eprint arXiv:1511.03380, 2015


Muirhead, P.S., Becker, J., Feiden, G.A., Rojas-Ayala, B., Vanderburg, A., Price, E.M., Thorp, R., Law, N.M., Riddle, R., Baranec, C., Hamren, K., Schlawin, E., Covey, K.R., Johnson, J.A., & Lloyd, J.P., Characterizing the Cool KOIs. VI. H- and K-band Spectra of Kepler M Dwarf Planet-candidate Hosts, ApJ Supp. Ser., 213(1), article id. 5, 12 pp., 2014

Ramirez, R. & L. Kaltenegger, Habitable Zones of Pre-Main-Sequence Stars, ApJ Letters, 797(2), pp. L25-L32, 2014


Anglada-Escudé, G., Rojas-Ayala, B., Boss, A. P., Weinberger, A. J. & Lloyd, J.P., GJ 1214 reviewed. Trigonometric parallax, stellar parameters, new orbital solution, and bulk properties for the super-Earth GJ 1214b, Astron.& Astrophys., 551, id.A48, 9 pp., 2013

Betremieux, Y. & Kaltenegger, L., Transmission Spectrum of Earth as a Transiting Exoplanet from the Ultraviolet to the Near-infrared, ApJ Letters, 772, L31, 2013

Haghighipour N. & Kaltenegger, L, Calculating the Habitable Zone of Binary Star Systems II: P-type Binaries, ApJ, 777, 2, 166, 13 pp., 2013

Hegde S. & Kaltenegger L., Colors of Extreme Exo-Earth Environments, Astrobiology, 13, 1, pp. :47-56, 2013

Kaltenegger, L., Sasselov D. & Rugheimer S., Water Planets in the Habitable Zone: Atmospheric  Chemistry, Observable Features, and the case of Kepler-62e and -62f, ApJ Letters, 775, 2, L47, 5, 2013

Kaltenegger, L. & Haghighipour N., Calculating the Habitable Zone of Binary Star Systems I: S-type Binaries, ApJ, 777, 2, 165, 11 pp., 2013

Kurakawa, H. & Kaltenegger, L., Atmospheric mass-loss and evolution of short-period exoplanets: the examples of CoRoT-7b and Kepler-10b, MNRAS, 433(4), pp. 3239-3245, 2013

Lloyd, J.P., Lunine, J.I., Mamajek, E., Spiegel, D.S., Covey, K.R., Shkolnik, E.L., Walkowicz, L., Chavez, M., Bertone, E., & Olmedo Aguilar, J.M., Targeting Young Stars with Kepler: Planet Formation, Migration Mechanisms and the Early History of Planetary Systems, eprint arXiv:1309-1520 , 2013

Lloyd, J.P., The Mass Distribution of Subgiant Planet Hosts, ApJ, 774(1), article id. L2, 6 pp., 2013

Rugheimer, S., Kaltenegger, L., Zsom, A., Segura, A. & Sasselov, D., Spectral Fingerprints of Earth-like Planets Around FGK Stars, Astrobiology, 13, 3, pp. 251-269, 2013

Stewart, P.N., Tuthill, P.G., Hedman, M.M., Nicholson, P.D., & Lloyd, J.P., High-angular-resolution stellar imaging with occultations from the Cassini spacecraft – I. Observational technique, MNRAS, 433(3), pp. 2286-2293, 2013


Kaltenegger L., Miguel, Y. & Rugheimer, S., Rocky Exoplanet Characterization and Atmospheres, International Journal of Astrobiology, 11, p. 297-307, 2012

Zsom, A., Kaltenegger, L. & C. Goldblatt, A 1D microphysical cloud model for Earth, and Earth-like exoplanets: Liquid water and water ice clouds in the convective troposphere, Icarus, 221, 2, p. 603-616, 2012


Kaltenegger L. & Sasselov, D., Exploring the Habitable Zone for Kepler Planetary Candidates, ApJ Letters, 736(2), L25, 6 pp., 2011

Kaltenegger L., Segura A. & Mohanty, S., Model Spectra of the First Potentially Habitable Super-Earth—Gl581d, ApJ, 733(1), 35, 12 pp. 2011

Miguel, Y., Kaltenegger, L., Fegley, B., Jr. & Schaefer, L., Compositions of Hot Super-Earth Atmospheres: Exploring Kepler Candidates, ApJ Letters, 742(2), L19, 5 pp. 2011



Kaltenegger, L., Characterizing Habitable Exo-Moons, ApJ Letters, 712(2) L125-L130, 2010

Kaltenegger L., Henning, W.G. & Sasselov, D.D., Detecting Volcanism on Extrasolar Planets, ApJ, 140(5), pp. 1370-1380, 2010


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