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Red Dwarf Stars

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…

2 weeks 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…

1 month 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…

7 months 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

7 months 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…

1 year ago

Super Earth Planet Found Around One of the Closest Stars to us. But it’s Probably a Terrible Place to Live

The Red Dots and CARMENES projects recently announced the discovery of a super-Earth around Barnard's Star, making it the second-closest…

1 year ago

The Closest Planet Ever Discovered Outside the Solar System Could be Habitable With a Dayside Ocean

A new NASA-led study shows that Proxima b could support the existence of an ocean on its dayside, which means…

1 year ago

Proxima Centauri Just Released a Flare so Powerful it was Visible to the Unaided Eye. Planets There Would Get Scorched

According to a new study, Proxima Centauri experiences superflare activity that would likely render its exoplanet (Proxima b) uninhabitable

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…

2 years ago

How Long Can a Rocky World Withstand the Blasts From a Red Dwarf Star?

In a presentation at the Fall Meeting of the American Geological Union, a team of researchers showed how MAVEN data…

2 years ago