Advanced Alien Life? SETI Retargets "Pale Red Dots Billions of Years Older Than Our Sun" (Thursday's Most Popular)
The SETI Institute belives that planetary systems orbiting red dwarfs — dim, long-lived stars that are on average billions of years older than our sun — are worth investigating for signs of advanced extraterrestrial life. The star that’s closest to our sun, Proxima Centauri, is a red dwarf. A variety of observing efforts, including the University of London's Pale Red Dot Initiative, are looking for earthlike habitable planets around Proxima Centauri (shown below).