Proxima b could be a life-friendly planet, says one of the co-discoverers

Monday, September 5, 2016 - 05:31 in Astronomy & Space

In late August, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) announced the discovery of Proxima b, the closest exoplanet to Earth. The news fueled hopes of finding an Earth-like planet that could support life. Now, Mikko Tuomi of the University of Hertfordshire, U.K., confirms that the newly found alien world could be one of the best currently known extrasolar places to search for microbial organisms.

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