Red Dwarf Stars

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…

7 months ago

Under Some Conditions, Comets Could Deliver Organic Molecules to Planets

New research shows how comets could deliver the building blocks for life in systems with close-orbiting planets, aiding in the…

8 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…

1 year ago

Even the Calmest Red Dwarfs are Wilder than the Sun

There's something menacing about red dwarfs. Human eyes are accustomed to our benevolent yellow Sun and the warm light it…

1 year 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

Earth-Sized Planet Found At One of the Lightest Red Dwarfs

Astronomers have found another Earth-sized planet. It's about 31 light-years away and orbits in the habitable zone of a red…

1 year ago

Could Life Survive on Frigid Exo-Earths? Maybe Under Ice Sheets

Our understanding of habitability relies entirely on the availability of liquid water. All life on Earth needs it, and there's…

2 years 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

Earthlike Worlds With Oceans and Continents Could be Orbiting red Dwarfs, Detectable by James Webb

"Go then, there are other worlds than these." Or so Stephen King said in his famous Dark Tower series. As…

2 years ago