Just 4.2 light-years away, scientists spot a rocky, Earth-like planet that could have liquid water

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 12:31 in Astronomy & Space

Pale blue dot, meet pale red dot. Astronomers have spent decades scouring the skies looking for Earth-sized planets around distant stars. And now they’ve found one, sitting smack in the habitable zone of our nearest stellar neighbor. The planet Proxima b, described in the journal Nature, could...

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