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Release No.: 2016-17
For Release: Monday, August 1, 2016 - 9:00am

Is Earthly Life Premature from a Cosmic Perspective?

artist's conception shows a red dwarf star orbited by a pair of habitable planets

This artist's conception shows a red dwarf star orbited by a pair of habitable planets. Because red dwarf stars live so long, the probability of cosmic life grows over time. As a result, Earthly life might be considered "premature."

Christine Pulliam (CfA)