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TRAPPIST-1 Has Flares. What Does This Mean for its Planets?

Using spectra obtained by Webb, an international team examined three TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets during a series of flares.

8 months ago

Do Red Dwarfs Provide Enough Sunlight for Plants to Grow?

A new study has shown the photosynthesis can take place on planets orbiting Red Dwarfs.

1 year ago

59 New Planets Discovered in Our Neighborhood

The CARMENESE Consortium just released the first collection of data, which revealed 59 new exoplanets and doubled the number of…

1 year ago

Another Reason Red Dwarfs Might Be Bad for Life: No Asteroid Belts

In a recent study accepted to The Astrophysical Journal Letters, a team of researchers at the University of Nevada, Las…

2 years ago

Would Mars be More Habitable if it Orbited a Red Dwarf?

A NASA-supported study by an international multi-disciplinary team has shown what Mars would be like if it orbited a red…

3 years ago

A Recent Megaflare Shows that Proxima Centauri is not a Nice Place to Live

A new international research effort observed a massive solar flare from Proxima Centauri, which indicates (yet again) that its not…

3 years ago

Gliese 486b is a Hellish World With Temperatures Above 700 Kelvin

The CARMENES consortium recently discovered a super-Earth just 21 light-years away that will be the perfect test case for exoplanets…

3 years ago