Our Solar System is highly unusual and our Sun is a yellow dwarf star—which together with white dwarf stars should be common elsewhere—but instead red dwarf stars are by far the most common stars in the Milky Way by a factor of five.
This presents rather an interesting problem that has been dubbed the Red Sky Paradox. Red dwarf stars emit less energy in comparison to our sun which mean any planets orbiting them need to be closer to the star to reach habitable temperatures.
EU advocate, Gareth Samuel, creator of "See the Pattern”, expands on how red dwarf stars are an attractive prospect for the search for extraterrestrial life.
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