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SETI Institute To Monitor 20,000 Red Dwarf Stars

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posted on Apr, 6 2016 @ 10:49 PM
In the belief that red dwarf stars may harbor habitable planets, after all, the SETI Institute will listen for intelligent radio signals from about 20,000 stars of this type. Most planets in the habitable zone of red dwarf stars are thought to always present the same side to their star.

Recent thinking has suggests that such tidally locked planets may be able to distribute heat across their surfaces, evening out extremes of high and low temperatures. Concern has also been expressed that many red dwarf stars may flare up with energies destructive to life.

Link to article on this new SETI initiative:

posted on Apr, 7 2016 @ 03:26 AM
a reply to: Ross 54

I think they gave the guy who does Kryten some of the best lines and even though Rimmer is a @#$% Chris Barrie is a good actor.

20,000 stars, that's a bigger cast than I thought.

edit on 7/4/2016 by chr0naut because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 7 2016 @ 06:21 PM
a reply to: chr0naut

Glad you didn't go the "monitoring 20,000 Red Dwarfs is racial profiling" route! #Red Dwarf Lives Matter

Sorry OP, just kidding around!

So they have revisited the concept that tidally locked planets actually could have life... hum. At least they are not dismissive of the idea once the "scientifically proven that tidally locked planets could never host life" thought has run its coarse.

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