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Eyeball planets are quite common, easier to detect, and potentially life bearing.

Not necessarily more abundant, just more within reach of our current tools.

It's possible they are more abundant, because (according to a post above), red dwarfs are by far the most common type of star in this part of the galaxy, and any habitable-zone planets around a red dwarf are most likely tidally-locked, meaning they'd be eyeball planets.

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