Habitable Zone of Red Dwarf Stars (image) University of Chicago Caption A planet with clouds and surface water orbits a red dwarf star in this artist's conception of the Gliese 581 star system. New findings from the University of Chicago and Northwestern University show that planets orbiting red dwarf stars are more likely to be habitable than previously believed. Credit Lynette Cook Usage Restrictions News organizations may use this image in connection with reports about the research of Dorian Abbot, Jun Yang and Nicolas Cowan. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.