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On Mautner-Type Probability of Capture of Intergalactic Meteor Particles by Habitable Exoplanets

Version 1 : Received: 28 June 2019 / Approved: 10 July 2019 / Online: 15 July 2019 (00:00:00 CEST)
Version 2 : Received: 28 June 2019 / Approved: 10 July 2019 / Online: 9 August 2019 (00:00:00 CEST)
Version 3 : Received: 28 June 2019 / Approved: 10 July 2019 / Online: 19 October 2019 (00:00:00 CEST)

How to cite: Kovačević, A. On Mautner-Type Probability of Capture of Intergalactic Meteor Particles by Habitable Exoplanets. Preprints 2020, 2020110091 (doi: 10.3390/sci1020040). Kovačević, A. On Mautner-Type Probability of Capture of Intergalactic Meteor Particles by Habitable Exoplanets. Preprints 2020, 2020110091 (doi: 10.3390/sci1020040).

Abstract

Both macro and microprojectiles (e.g., interplanetary, interstellar and even intergalactic material) are seen as an important vehicle for the exchange of (bio)material within our solar system as well as between stellar systems in our Galaxy. Accordingly, this requires estimates of the impact probabilities for different source populations of projectiles, specifically for intergalactic meteor particles which have received relatively little attention since considered as rare events (discrete occurrences that are statistically improbable due to their very infrequent appearance). We employ the simple but yet comprehensive model of intergalactic microprojectile capture by the gravity of exoplanets which enables us to estimate the map of collisional probabilities for an available sample of exoplanets in habitable zones around host stars. The model includes a dynamical description of the caption adopted from Mautner model of interstellar exchange of microparticles and changed for our purposes. We use statistical and information metrics to calculate probability map of intergalactic meteorite particle capture. Moreover, by calculating the entropy index map we measure the concentration of these rare events. By adopting a model from immigration theory, we show that the transient distribution of birth/death/immigration of material for the simplest case has a high value.

Subject Areas

astrobiology; extrasolar planets; intergalactic meteor particle

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