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`Earth-like planets may be in our own backyard`

Last Updated: Thursday, February 07, 2013, 12:30

Astronomers believe that Earth-like planets could be all around us, and some may even harbour life that would be much older and more evolved than on Earth.

Potential habitable exoplanet found around a red dwarf

Last Updated: Thursday, September 06, 2012, 13:33

Astronomers have discovered a new super-earth in the habitable zone around the red dwarf star Gliese 163.

Extraordinary pairs of red dwarfs discovered in Milky Way

Last Updated: Friday, July 06, 2012, 13:04

Using the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope on Hawaii, a team of astronomers have discovered four pairs of stars that orbit each other in less than 4 hours.

Tides may turn habitable planets into hothouses

Last Updated: Saturday, April 07, 2012, 14:40

Scientists say tides may dry out what would otherwise be habitable planets around small stars, making them hostile to life.