Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Every Red Dwarf Has At Least One Planet

Article here.  This is big news.  Red dwarfs are extremely common and probably have a very good habitable zone for planets.  According to this list of nearest stars to Earth, 46 of the nearest 56 are red dwarfs.  Which means that we could easily have multiple planets with likely habitability within 16 light years of Earth.
Now we just need to crack that light barrier and start looking more closely.

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