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Planets and Red Dwarf Stars

6 March 2014

At www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2014/03/milky-ways-red-dwarf-stars-a-hotsp… … and http://phys.org/print313126310.html … a paper published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, by astronomers from the University of Hertfordshire, and from Chile, report the discovery of eight small planets orbiting red dwarf stars. It is estimated by the researchers that a lot of red dwarfs, which make up three quarters of the stars in the universe, have planets in orbit. Virtually all red dwarfs, they say, have planets – but even more revolutionary, they say a quarter of red dwarfs have liquid water which means they could harbour life.

At http://phys.org/print313167247.html … news of an asteroid flying by the Earth, inside the orbit of the Moon (see also http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/)

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