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For the first time, astronomers have discovered a planet orbiting our sun’s nearest neighbor. The newly identified exoplanet (a planet outside our solar system) is officially the closest known exoplanet to Earth, located at a distance of 4.25 light-years away.
A terrestrial planet has be discovered around our closest stellar neighbour Proxima Centauri, the planet is 1.3 Earth masses, has a period of around 11 days and is only 0.05 astronomical units from the star (it’s closer to it’s star than Mercury!). 64 more words
Astronomers using ESO telescopes and other facilities have found clear evidence of a planet orbiting the nearest star to our own Sun, Proxima Centauri. The long-sought world, designated Proxima b, orbits its cool red parent star every 11 days and has a temperature possibly suitable for liquid water to exist on its surface. 869 more words