red dwarfs

Just How Bad are Superflares to a Planet’s Habitability?

Star's can be full of surprises; some of them nasty. While our own Sun appears pretty placid, science has shown…

3 weeks ago

Astronomers Have Found the Star/Exoplanet Combo That’s the Best Twin to the Sun/Earth

At times, it seems like there's an indundation of announcements featuring discoveries of "Earth-like" planets. And while those announcements are…

5 months ago

An Earth-Sized World Orbiting in its Star’s Habitable Zone Was Found in Older Kepler Data

Searching through archival Kepler data has revealed another exoplanet around Kepler-1649, the most Earth-like exoplanet discovered to date

7 months ago

A Red Dwarf Star Has a Jupiter-Like Planet. So Massive it Shouldn’t Exist, and Yet, There It Is

Thanks to the Kepler mission and other efforts to find exoplanets, we've learned a lot about the exoplanet population. We…

1 year ago

TRAPPIST-1 Is Showing A Bit Too Much Flare

The TRAPPIST-1 star might flare too frequently and too violently for life to exist on the TRAPPIST planets.

4 years ago

Nearby Brown Dwarf Captured in a Direct Image

A recent find announced by astronomers may go a long ways towards understanding a crucial “missing link” between planets and…

7 years ago