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ESO Confirms: Earth-Sized Planet Found Around the Closest Star to Earth, Proxima Centauri

A new planet that bears striking similarities to our own planet prompts remarkable inroad into the study of space. This also brings a new area to search for the possibility of extraterrestrial life. 455 more words

It's now confirmed: Proxima Centauri has a planet

Proxima Centauri has a planet.

The “Pale Red Dot” project, designed specifically to study Proxima Centauri (the closest known star to our own Sun, at a mere 4.2 light years) in search of planets, has paid off.   672 more words

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Did NASA Just Discover Pandora?

The new planet circles Proxima Centauri, the smallest member of a triple star system known to science fiction fans everywhere as Alpha Centauri. In the movie AVATAR this star system was used as the setting for the moon of Pandora orbiting “Polyphemus,” a gas giant. 188 more words

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CONFIRMED: An Earth-like planet has been found in our closest neighbouring star system - ESIST

European Southern Observatory (ESO) officials have finally confirmed that they have discovered a new exoplanet candidate named Proxima b inside the habitable zone of Proxima Centauri – a red dwarf star in our closest neighbouring star system, Alpha Centauri. 307 more words

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Proxima Centauri b - Our Newest Neighbour

This is the biggest exoplanet news ever. 4.25 light years away, a tiny red dwarf star has revealed something extremely important: a potentially Earth-like planet. The ESO… 364 more words

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