Astronomy Cast Ep. 557: Red Dwarfs: Friend or Foe?


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Streamed live Jan 31, 2020. On the one hand, red dwarfs are the longest lived stars in the Universe, the perfect place for life to hang out for trillions of years. On the other hand, they're tempestuous little balls of plasma, hurling out catastrophic flares that could wipe away life. Are they good or bad places to live?

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