Terrestrial Exoplanets around Low-Mass Stars Probably Have Protective Magnetospheres

Earth-mass exoplanets orbiting close to low-mass parent stars likely have magnetic fields that protect them from stellar radiation, says a duo of astronomers at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Low-mass M-class stars are among the most common in the Universe. Exoplanets orbiting near such stars are easier for scientists to target for study [...] —> Read More