low-mass stars

The Stellar Demolition Derby in the Centre of the Galaxy

The region near the Milky Way's centre is dominated by the supermassive black hole that resides there. Sagittarius A*'s overwhelming…

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TESS Shows That Even Small Stars Can Host Giant Planets

Can low-mass stars play host to giant, Jupiter-sized planets? Theories of planet formation suggest that it's highly unlikely. But a…

1 year ago

Maybe We Don’t See Aliens Because Nobody Wants to Come Here

The Fermi Paradox won't go away. It's one of our most compelling thought experiments, and generations of scientists keep wrestling…

1 year ago

Stellar Flares May Not Condemn a Planet’s Habitability

Red dwarf stars are the most common kind of star in our neighbourhood, and probably in the Milky Way. Because…

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