Geospatial expert on newly discovered planet Proxima b

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 05:41 in Astronomy & Space

Last week, an international team of astronomers announced the discovery of a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, our solar system's closest neighbor. Called Proxima b, the planet is 4.2 light years away from Earth—the closest any extrasolar planet is ever likely to be—and lies within the potentially habitable zone of its star, raising the possibility for life.

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