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Young Planets Orbiting Red Dwarfs May Lack Ingredients for Life

8 Jan 2019, 18:00 UTC
Young Planets Orbiting Red Dwarfs May Lack Ingredients for Life NASA, ESA, J. Wisniewski (University of Oklahoma), C. Grady (Eureka Scientific), and G. Schneider (Steward Observatory)

Rocky planets orbiting red dwarf stars may be bone dry and lifeless, according to a new study using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Water and organic compounds, essential for life as we know it, may get blown away before they can reach the surface of young planets.

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