Latest Red dwarf Stories
NASA's Kepler space telescope has observed the effects of a dead star bending the light of its companion star, one of the first detections of this phenomenon in double star systems.
Astronomers using NASA's Kepler space telescope have found that six percent of red dwarf stars have habitable, Earth-like planets.
In a recent report, Caltech astronomers wrote that our galaxy may be filled with more planets than researchers had previously thought – a discovery that could have deep implications for our understanding of the universe.
New research from the University of Washington and Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics, Potsdam, hints that planets orbiting white or brown dwarfs will prove poor candidates for life.
A new, habitable super-Earth has been discovered by astronomers orbiting a dwarf star just 42 light years away. The new super-Earth is in the habitable zone, where liquid water and a stable atmosphere could be found on the planet.
Penn State University astronomers have discovered record-breaking radio waves from an ultra-cool star that is not much warmer than the planet Jupiter.
The astronomers from that European Space Observatory have helped reveal that rocky planets not much bigger than Earth are very common in the habitable zone around faint red stars.
A team of astronomers led by scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has discovered the three smallest confirmed planets ever detected outside our solar system.
Researchers at the University of Warwick have found a unique feuding double white dwarf star system where each star appears to have been stripped down to just its helium.
A sky with two suns is a favorite image for science fiction films, but how would a binary star system affect life evolving on an orbiting planet?
Red Dwarf -- A red dwarf is a small star on the main sequence, either late K or M spectral type. They have a diameter and mass of less than one-third that of the Sun (down to 0.08 solar masses, which are Brown dwarves) and a surface temperature of less than 3,500 K. They emit little light, sometimes as little as 1/10,000th that of the sun. Due to the slow rate at which they burn hydrogen red dwarves have a enormous lifespan, estimates range from a tens of billions up to trillions of...
- Large; stout; burly.