Questions tagged [red-dwarf]

Questions about red dwarfs, the smallest and most abundant stars in the universe.

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Is it possible for any of the planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system to have moons?

All of the planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system are all orbiting very closely and are somewhat large. Would it be possible for at least one of the planets to have a stable moon in orbit around it? Or ...
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Jupiter/Saturn's fate after Sun goes red giant and planetary nebula?

The solar wind contributes a very small amount of matter to the gas giants. As the sun approaches the red giant phase, the solar wind increases significantly. 10% of the sun's mass lost as solar ...
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Does habitable zone take tidally locked bodies into account?

Imagine a tidally locked planet orbiting a red dwarf, where habitability is not situated close to terminator zone, but on a "small" cap normal to incident starlight (zenith) with permanent average +15 ...
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Could a moon of a mini-neptune around a red dwarf harbour life?

I am planning a game where on could control evolution on an alien world. I was thinking red dwarf as per here Habitable Planet around Red Dwarf To my understanding three questions arise: Tidal lock ...