Earth-sized planet around nearby star is astronomy dream come true -

Proxima Centauri, the star closest to the Sun, has an Earth-sized planet orbiting it at the right distance for liquid water to exist. The discovery, reported today in Nature, fulfils a longstanding dream of science-fiction writers — a potentially ...and more »

Planet found in habitable zone around nearest star - Science Daily

Date: August 24, 2016; Source: European Southern Observatory (ESO); Summary: Astronomers have found clear evidence of a planet orbiting the closest star to Earth, Proxima Centauri. The long-sought world, designated Proxima b, orbits its cool red parent ...and more »

Closest potentially habitable planet to our solar system found - CNN

(CNN) In a discovery that has been years in the making, researchers have confirmed the existence of a rocky planet named Proxima b orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our sun, according to a new study. It is the closest exoplanet to us in ...and more »

A new planet in our neighborhood -- how likely is life? - CNN

Dr. Don Lincoln is a senior physicist at Fermilab and does research using the Large Hadron Collider. He has written numerous books and produces a series of science education videos. He is the author of "Alien Universe: Extraterrestrial Life in Our ...and more »

Looking For Life on Proxima B? Try Glowing Aliens. - National Geographic

Transforming harmful radiation into fluorescence could help life survive on a planet orbiting the volatile star Proxima Centauri. Picture of the sun. View Images. Our sun erupts with a powerful solar flare, as seen by a NASA spacecraft. Photograph by NASA.and more »

One Star Over, a Planet That Might Be Another Earth - New York Times

An artist's impression of the planet Proxima b orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to Earth's sun. Credit M. Kornmesser/European Southern Observatory. Another Earth could be circling the star right next door to us. Astronomers announced on ...and more »

Proximate goals - The Economist

An Earth-sized planet has been discovered in a propitious orbit around a nearby star. A new phase in the search for life elsewhere is about to begin. From the print edition | Science and technology. Aug 27th 2016. “WE'VE been wondering what planet we ...and more »

Found! Potentially Earth-Like Planet at Proxima Centauri Is Closest Ever -

The star closest to the sun hosts a planet that may be very much like Earth, a new study reports. Astronomers have discovered a roughly Earth-size alien world around Proxima Centauri, which lies just 4.2 light-years from our own solar system. What's ...and more »

Rocky planet found in habitable zone around Sun's nearest neighbour -

In a breakthrough discovery, clear evidence of at least one planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our Sun, has been found by the international Pale Red Dot collaboration. The exoplanet – dubbed Proxima b – has a minimum mass of about 1 ...and more »

Proxima b: Earth-like planet spotted just 4 light years away - New Scientist

A planet just 30 per cent more massive than Earth orbits in the habitable zone of Proxima Centauri, which is just 4.25 light years away. How Earth-like is it really? planet. Red sun in the morning – every day. ESO/M. Kornmesser. By Jacob Aron. IT'S the ...and more »