Contact: Steve Koppes
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
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