The Case for K Dwarf Stars

What types of stars are most likely to have planets that harbor complex life? Astronomers (and everyone else for that matter) are very interested in finding out if there is life in the universe besides our own. One area of inquiry has been about

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What types of stars are most likely to have planets that harbor complex life?

Astronomers (and everyone else for that matter) are very interested in finding out if there is life in the universe besides our own. One area of inquiry has been about the stars themselves: what types of stars might be most likely to have life in orbit around them.

This hangout delves into this topic with Drs. Manfred Cuntz and Ed Quinan whose paper makes the case for the best type of star being a k dwarf star. Please join Tony Darnell, Dr. Jeffrey Kuhn and Dr. Svetlana Berdughina to discuss this and much more on the question of life in the universe.

Here is a link to the paper:
https://arxiv.org/abs/1606.09580

astronomy space cosmology exoplanets astrobiology life in the universe exobiology k dwarf stars life in the cosmos exolife hangout

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