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New study suggests one-third of planets orbiting Milky Way may hold conditions to support life

Researchers have suggested that about one-third of planets revolving around our galaxy’s most common stars may hold conditions to support life.

In the study, the researchers based their examinations on stars in the Milky Way galaxy known as red dwarfs.

The study found that a third of planets orbiting red dwarf stars could be in what scientists call the “habitable zone.”

Being in a star’s habitable zone means a planet has temperatures that could permit liquid water to exist on the surface.

The research was carried out by Sara Ballard, an astronomer at the University of Florida.

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