Neptune-Like Gas Planets Can Turn Into Potentially Habitable Planets

January 30, 2015 1:14 PM

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Astronomers have found that violent red dwarf stars may be the key to turn miniature planets that resemble Neptune, into Earth-like Exoplanets.

Stars with a relatively low mass are the last place to look for habitable planets like the Earth. However, new studies suggest that these violent leviathans of stars may turn lifeless “mini-Neptunes” into life-bearing, habitable places like Earth. Astrophysicists have concluded that M-type red dwarf...

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