Mysterious Measures Could Make Normally Unsafe Planets Livable

January 30, 2015 5:39 PM

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Normally—in terms of planetary life—if wild tidal forces and heavy stellar activity combine they create a planet much like Neptune which is quite unlivable.

But new research from the University of Washington suggests that if these new planets form and orbit around a low-mass star (an M dwarf), these normally uninhabitable conditions could mysteriously change into livable ones.

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