The case of the missing Jupiters: Gas giant planets are a no-show around small red stars

Thursday, June 1, 2023 - 13:53 in Astronomy & Space

Astronomers have revealed that the smallest and most common kinds of stars in the universe, called red dwarfs, very rarely host big, Jupiter-like planets. This absence of Jupiter analogs could have major impacts on the development of Earth-like planets around red dwarfs and in the search for worlds capable of supporting alien life.

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