Red Dwarf Stars

The red dwarf, which is also the smallest type of star, is the most prevalent kind of star in the universe.

Red dwarfs make up the majority of the nearest stars to the sun, and not a single one of them can be seen with the unaided eye.

Proxima Centauri, a red dwarf star and the closest star to the sun, is only 4.2 light years away.

The fusion of hydrogen atoms in the centres of red dwarf stars provides the stars' energy.

The vast majority of these planets have been found orbiting red dwarf stars.

 The two most prominent exoplanet detection methods are the radial velocity method and the transit method

 The radial velocity method relies on detecting the gravitational pull a planet exerts on its star

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