A planet orbits around the closest star to our Solar System — and it may be habitable | The Verge


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  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Earth-Like Planet, With Ambitious Life Possibility, Found Orbiting the Star Next Door

    There’s another Earth out there. For real, this time. Astronomers announced on Wednesday that they had detected a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest neighbor to our solar system. Intriguingly, the planet is in the star’s “Goldilocks zone,” they said, a place that hints that it may not be too hot nor too cold. Which in turn means that liquid water could exist at the surface, and by extension, it raises the possibility of life. Nature reports:

    Earth-sized planet around nearby star is astronomy dream come true
    Planet orbiting Proxima Centauri is likely to be the focus of future interstellar voyages.

  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    The exoplanet next door

    Astronomers have discovered evidence of a small, rocky planet orbiting our nearest star – and it may even be a bit like Earth. Nobody knows whether the planet, called Proxima b, could ever sustain life. The little planet orbits our sun’s nearest neighbouring star, Proxima Centauri, making it the closest exoplanet ever found.


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