red dwarf

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…

10 months ago

TESS Finds a New Mars-Sized Planet (With the Density of Mercury)

Some planets orbit their stars so closely that they have extremely high surface temperatures and extremely rapid orbits. Most of…

10 months ago

LOFAR Sees Strange Radio Signals Hinting at Hidden Exoplanets

LOFAR sees ‘exoplanet aurorae’ near distant red dwarf suns.

12 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…

3 years ago

Astronomers Catch a Superflare From a Puny Star

Astronomers recently spied a massive flare on a tiny diminutive star, a powerful, radiation spewing event that you wouldn't want…

3 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…

4 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout: April 4, 2018: Mathew Anderson’s “Habitable Exoplanets”

Hosts: Fraser Cain ( / @fcain) Dr. Paul M. Sutter ( / @PaulMattSutter) Dr. Kimberly Cartier ( / @AstroKimCartier )…

4 years ago

Red Dwarf Star, Planet Orbiting at Right Angles. Mayhem.

A new study of a well-known exoplanet has revealed something very strange. Apparently, the planet orbits its star from pole…

5 years ago

7 Questions For 7 New Planets

The TRAPPIST 7 have some explaining to do. Are they really Earth-like and potentially habitable?

6 years ago

New Study Says Proxima b Could Support Life

A new study details simulations that suggest that Proxima b could support life, assuming it has a magnetic field and…

6 years ago