Artist's impression of a landscape that is half rock, half water.

New exoplanet category!The water world may be the home of life

A new type of exoplanet — half rock and half water — has been discovered around the most common stars in the universe, and could have major implications for the search for cosmic life, researchers say.

red dwarf It is the most common type of star, accounting for more than 70% of the total number of stars in the universe.These stars are small and cool, typically with masses of about sun and dimmers up to 50x.

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