|Artist’s illustration of the GJ 273 system, which consists of a red dwarf star and two known planets, one of which may be capable of supporting life.
Credit: Danielle Futselaar/METI
| If there are any intelligent aliens in the GJ 273 system, they can expect to hear from us about a dozen years from now.
Last month, scientists and artists beamed a message to GJ 273, a red
dwarf also known as Luyten’s star that lies 12.36 light-years from Earth, project team members revealed today (Nov. 16). Luyten’s star hosts two known planets, one of which, GJ 273b, may be capable of supporting life as we know it.