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Are Small Stars Habitable?

Postby Dracofrost » Fri Apr 30, 2004 6:06 am

SETI and the Smallest Stars

By Margaret Turnbull
SETI Institute
posted: 06:00 am ET
29 April 2004

While SETI, as a search for aliens, certainly inspires its fair share of dinner table conversation, it also leads to much astronomical and biological research. For example, in order to spend our telescope time wisely, we need to know everything we can about the way different stars behave, and how that relates to the requirements for life.


The rest of the article is here:
http://www.space.com/searchforlife/seti_turnbull_040429.html


Off Topic Note:
After reading that I feel inspired to right some sort of sci-fi. I've read other sci-fi set upon tidally locked planets around red stars. They make for intresting environments with rather intresting life to have evolved upon them. And with the necessary atmosphere, perhaps they could support very intresting locally designed aircraft...hmmm...
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