“Mystery of the Blobs” –Hubble Reveals Dry and Lifeless Red Dwarf Planets

AU_Microscopii Red Dwarf

 

Our Sun is not one of the most abundant types of star in our Milky Way galaxy. That award goes to red dwarfs, stars that are smaller and cooler than our Sun. In fact, red dwarfs presumably contain the bulk of our galaxy’s planet population reports NASA’s Hubble Site, which could number tens of billions of worlds.

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