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photoevaporation

Definitions

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  • n. The removal of the atmosphere of a planet (or the disk of a protoplanet) by high-energy photons from its sun or a nearby hot star

Etymologies

photo- +‎ evaporation (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Their intense ultraviolet radiation heats the gas cloud and, in a process called "photoevaporation," sends it streaming off into space.

    Witness At The Creation

  • The current observations do not strongly retain either the co-eval SFR or the consequence of photoevaporation from the more massive, high stellar-wind mass loss.

    Missing Early Stars Found, With No Place Left to Hide | Universe Today

  • Since the globulettes are not screened from stellar light by dust clouds farther in, one would expect photoevaporation to dissolve the objects.

    Universe Today

  • We calculate the expected lifetimes against photoevaporation.

    Universe Today

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