Red Dwarf Stars

Astronomers Thought They’d Found a Red Dwarf That Wasn’t Hostile to its Habitable Zone Planets. They Were Wrong

New research using Hubble archive data shows that GJ 887, the nearby red dwarf star system with two exoplanets, might…

2 weeks ago

Do the TRAPPIST-1 Planets Have Atmospheres?

A new study takes a hard look at the TRAPPIST-1 system to determine if its seven exoplanets could have viable…

2 months ago

In the far future, the universe will be mostly invisible

If you look out on the sky on a nice clear dark night, you'll see thousands of intense points of…

4 months ago

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…

5 months ago

Giant Planets Could Form Around Tiny Stars in Just a Few Thousand Years

A new study has shown how gas giants (like Proxima c) can exist around Red Dwarf suns, the most common…

8 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…

8 months ago

Without a Magnetosphere, Planets Orbiting Flare Stars Don’t Stand a Chance

Earthlings are fortunate. Our planet has a robust magnetic shield. Without out magnetosphere, the Sun's radiation would've probably ended life…

9 months ago

The Planet-Hunting TESS Discovers Its Smallest Exoplanet to Date

TESS recently discovered a three-planet system orbiting a red dwarf star 35 light years away, increasing the number of rocky…

1 year ago

Two Earth-Like Worlds Found Orbiting a Red Dwarf Only 12.5 Light-Years Away

The CARMENES project has detected two more Earth-like planets that orbit a red dwarf star just 12.5 light years away

1 year 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