M dwarfs

This Planet is Way Too Big for its Star

Scientists love outliers. Outliers are nature's way of telling us what its boundaries are and where its limits lie. Rather…

4 months ago

Do Red Dwarfs or Sunlike Stars Have More Earth-Sized Worlds?

Earth is our only example of a habitable planet, so it makes sense to search for Earth-size worlds when we're…

6 months ago

A Third of Planets Orbiting Red Dwarf Stars Could be in the Habitable Zone

A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a pair of researchers from the University…

11 months 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

It Turns out, We Have a Very Well-Behaved Star

Should we thank our well-behaved Sun for our comfy home on Earth? Some stars behave poorly. They're unruly and emit…

2 years ago

The Perfect Stars to Search for Life On Their Planets

We tend to think of our Earthly circumstances as normal. A watery, temperate world orbiting a stable yellow star. A…

4 years ago