red dwarf habitability

How Did the TRAPPIST-1 Planets Get Their Water?

A new study by an international team of astronomers raises questions about the existence of debris belts around red dwarf…

4 months 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…

7 months ago

TESS Finds its First Earth-Sized World in the Habitable Zone of a Star

NASA's TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) has found its first Earth-sized planet located in the habitable zone of its host…

7 months ago

Geothermal Heating Could Make Life Possible on the Super Earth Planet at Barnard’s Star

In 2018, scientists announced the discovery of a extrasolar planet orbiting Barnard's star, an M-type (red dwarf) that is just…

2 years ago

Habitable Planets Around Red Dwarf Stars Might not get Enough Photons to Support Plant Life

A new study shows that planets orbiting red dwarf stars may not get enough radiation to support photosynthesis.

2 years ago

Bad News. Planets Orbiting Red Dwarfs Might not have the Raw Materials for Life

New research from the Hubble Space Telescope and the ESO's Very Large Telescope is dampening some of the enthusiasm in…

2 years ago

A Red Dwarf Blasts off a Superflare. Any Life on its Planets Would Have a Very Bad Day

Astronomers observed a red dwarf superflare much more powerful than anything our Sun can produce. Bad news for any habitable-zone…

2 years ago

TRAPPIST-1 Planets Might Actually Have Too Much Water to be Habitable

A new study has cast doubt on whether or not the TRAPPIST-1 system could be habitable, indicating that it has…

2 years ago

Proxima Centauri Just Released a Deadly Flare, so it’s Probably not a Great Place for Habitable Planets

A new study recorded a massive flare coming from Proxima Centauri, a finding which casts doubt on it having any…

2 years ago

The New Earth-Sized Planet Hunting Telescope ExTrA is Now Online

The Exoplanets in Transits and their Atmospheres (ExTrA), just went online and is now searching for exoplanets around red dwarf…

3 years ago