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Can Red Dwarf Stars Support Life Like Our Yellow Sun Does?

The Sun is a yellow dwarf that is in minority in our galaxy. To be precise, only 10% of the stars in Milky Way are like the Sun. 

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Red dwarfs are the stars in majority and they are not visible to the naked eye. Their mass is about half the mass of the Sun but have the longest lifespans among stars. 

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75% of the stars in our Milky Way are red dwarfs and if we think rationally, they are the most probable ones to have life on a planet around them. 

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But instead of having a red sun, we have a yellow one supporting our lives. This anomaly that sets apart logic and practicality is termed as the Red Sky Paradox.

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But many scientists think it’s not a paradox as these red dwarfs house planetary systems that are devoid of asteroids and gas-based composition that can support life.

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But the fact is that red dwarf stars are mostly the ones found with exoplanets orbiting these stars and are thus capable of life on them.

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Red dwarfs have a slow burning hydrogen on them and are capable of living trillions of years which makes life emergence on them very much possible.

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