Virtually all red dwarf stars have at least one planet in orbit around them

Three new planets classified as habitable-zone super-Earths are amongst eight new planets discovered orbiting nearby red dwarf stars. A new study identifies that virtually all red dwarfs, which make up at least three quarters of the stars in the Universe, have planets orbiting them. The research also suggests that habitable-zone super-Earth planets (where liquid water could exist and making them possible candidates to support life) orbit around at least a quarter of the red dwarfs in the Sun’s own neighbourhood.

from Space & Time News — ScienceDaily http://ift.tt/1f5i7Zy

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