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“red dwarf”

Feb 18, 2015 03:01 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have discovered a star that carried out a stellar hit-and-run 70,000 years ago... and our solar system was the victim.
Jan 29, 2015 02:42 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
New research suggests that the frozen cores of 'mini-Neptunes' could be transformed into habitable worlds with a little help from their red dwarf hosts.
Dec 15, 2014 04:07 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have detected a huge array of exoplanets of different sizes -- now we are on the verge of detecting worlds of different shapes.
Jun 2, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Red dwarf stars -- the most common stars in the galaxy -- bathe planets in their habitable zones with potentially deadly stellar winds, a finding that could have significant impacts on the prevalence of life beyond Earth, new research shows.
Jan 6, 2014 02:15 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Kepler space telescope has discovered a veritable menagerie of alien worlds orbiting other stars, but this most recent exoplanetary find is perhaps one of the strangest.
Nov 5, 2013 03:27 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The space telescope has imaged the nearest star to the sun, Proxima Centauri, but it's still just a point of light shining in the night. Continue reading →
Jan 11, 2012 05:39 PM ET // Jason Major
Astronomers have announced the smallest planets yet discovered outside of our solar system, closely orbiting a dim red dwarf star 130 light-years away.