New class of exoplanets! Half-rock, half-water worlds could be homes for life

A new kind of exoplanet – half rock and half water – has been discovered around the universe’s most common stars, which could have big implications for the search for life in the cosmos. according to the researchers.

red dwarfs are the most common type of star, accounting for over 70% of the stellar population in the universe. These stars are small and cool, usually about one-fifth of their mass the sun and up to 50 times lower.

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