There’s a lot of interest in a planet around red dwarf star Ross 128 b, just 11 light years away.
This particular star is much more stable than most red dwarfs and probably does not blast its planets with radiation that would strip away the atmosphere or destroy life.
The planet seems to be slightly larger than Earth, and may be tidally locked, which means that an annular zone would be in perpetual twilight. But winds might make the climate everywhere fairly mild.
Such a planet is described in one of my scripts, “Prescience.”
Loren Grush has a detailed article on The Verge
By NASA/Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics/D. Aguilar – http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/reddwarfplanet_cfa_full_1.jpg, Public Domain, Link
(Posted: Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 at 11:30 PM EST)