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The Case of the Missing Jupiters: Gas Giant Planets are a No-Show around Small Red Stars

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Cambridge, Mass. – Astronomers have revealed that the smallest and most common kinds of stars in the universe, called red dwarfs, very rarely host big, Jupiter-like planets. This absence of…

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