Earth-Mass Planet Right Next Door

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 13:01 in Astronomy & Space

A potentially habitable planet - Proxima Centauri b - has been found virtually next door to Earth: about four light years away. The Weizmann Institute's Dr. Aviv Ofir is a member of the "Pale Red Dot" project; the team found that the new planet may have balmy temperatures and liquid water, albeit a fast orbit. Can it host life? Further research is underway.

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