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Scientists may have just found an Earth-like planet orbiting our sun's nearest neighbor — and it's our best chance ... - Business Insider;

Scientists may have just found an Earth-like planet orbiting our sun's nearest neighbor — and it's our best chance ... - Business Insider

Business InsiderScientists may have just found an Earth-like planet orbiting our sun's nearest neighbor — and it's our best chance ...Business Insiderproxima An artist's impression of the surface of the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System.ESO/M. Kornmesser. On Wednesday, an international team of scientists in the Pale Red Dot campaign ...and more »

Astronomers Discover a New Planet Orbiting the Closest Star to the Sun! - Slate Magazine (blog);

Astronomers Discover a New Planet Orbiting the Closest Star to the Sun! - Slate Magazine (blog)

Slate Magazine (blog)Astronomers Discover a New Planet Orbiting the Closest Star to the Sun!Slate Magazine (blog)There's no other way to phrase it. This is HUGE news: Astronomers have found a planet orbiting the Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Sun! Holy wow. Seriously. Wow. Crash Course Astronomy: Exoplanets. Learn more about these strange, new worlds ...and more »

ESO Found Evidence of Habitable Planet Orbiting Nearest Star - Nature World News;

ESO Found Evidence of Habitable Planet Orbiting Nearest Star - Nature World News

Nature World NewsESO Found Evidence of Habitable Planet Orbiting Nearest StarNature World NewsThere could be another Earth. ESO just announced a monumental finding that they found clear evidence of a potentially habitable planet orbiting the nearest star outside the Solar System. (Photo : ESO/M. Kornmesser). The European Southern Observatory ...and more »

Watch parent star of potentially Earth-like planet Proxima b live online - International Business Times UK;

Watch parent star of potentially Earth-like planet Proxima b live online - International Business Times UK

International Business Times UKWatch parent star of potentially Earth-like planet Proxima b live onlineInternational Business Times UKSlooh is to make a live broadcast to enable people to take a look at star Proxima Centauri. Léa Surugue. By Léa Surugue. August 26, 2016 06:00 BST. Proxima b This artist's impression shows planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf Proxima Centauri, the ...and more »

Is there life on Proxima b, the planet next door? - PLoS Blogs (blog);

Is there life on Proxima b, the planet next door? - PLoS Blogs (blog)

PLoS Blogs (blog)Is there life on Proxima b, the planet next door?PLoS Blogs (blog)It's now perfectly respectable to talk about interstellar travel, says Cornell astronomer Lisa Kaltenegger. She's coauthor of an unpublished paper speculating about how life could survive on a high-radiation planet, quoted by Maddie Stone at Gizmodo ...and more »

Exoplanet Proxima B Is 'Earth Next Door': Why The Discovery Is Important - Tech Times;

Exoplanet Proxima B Is 'Earth Next Door': Why The Discovery Is Important - Tech Times

Tech TimesExoplanet Proxima B Is 'Earth Next Door': Why The Discovery Is ImportantTech TimesAt more than 4 light-years away from Earth, there lies the closest potentially habitable exoplanet that scientists have ever detected. Known as Proxima b, the exoplanet is being touted as the "Earth Next Door." ( ESO/M. Kornmesser ). Advertisement.and more »

What Does “Earthlike” Even Mean & Should It Apply To Proxima Centauri b? - Universe Today;

What Does “Earthlike” Even Mean & Should It Apply To Proxima Centauri b? - Universe Today

Universe TodayWhat Does “Earthlike” Even Mean & Should It Apply To Proxima Centauri b?Universe TodayThe ESO's recent announcement that they have discovered an exoplanet candidate orbiting Proxima Centauri – thus confirming weeks of speculation – has certainly been exciting news! Not only is this latest find the closest extra-solar planet to our own ...and more »

What's So Special About Another Earth? - New York Times;

What's So Special About Another Earth? - New York Times

New York TimesWhat's So Special About Another Earth?New York TimesThis artist rendering shows a view of the surface of the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System. Credit M. Kornmesser/European Southern Observatory. Charlottesville, Va. — Yesterday, the ...and more »

Planet found in habitable zone around nearest star - Science Daily;

Planet found in habitable zone around nearest star - Science Daily

Science DailyPlanet found in habitable zone around nearest starScience DailyDate: 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 »

Proxima B is probably the closest planet to Earth we'll ever find, and it might be habitable too - ZME Science;

Proxima B is probably the closest planet to Earth we'll ever find, and it might be habitable too - ZME Science

ZME ScienceProxima B is probably the closest planet to Earth we'll ever find, and it might be habitable tooZME ScienceThe most comprehensive survey of our closest star, Proxima Centauri, suggests an Earth-like planet orbits in its system. Astronomers say the planet, called Proxima b, is at least 1.3 times bigger than Earth and is positioned in an orbit that ought to ...and more »

Is the New Planet Proxima b Really Habitable? - Air & Space Magazine;

Is the New Planet Proxima b Really Habitable? - Air & Space Magazine

Air & Space MagazineIs the New Planet Proxima b Really Habitable?Air & Space MagazineYesterday's announcement of a newly discovered planet in the solar system closest to us has scientists excited, and with good reason. Proxima Centauri b is now the closest exoplanet yet found. In fact, it's the closest that can be found outside of our ...and more »

How We Could See The New 'Earth-Like' Planet Up Close - Popular Science;

How We Could See The New 'Earth-Like' Planet Up Close - Popular Science

Popular ScienceHow We Could See The New 'Earth-Like' Planet Up ClosePopular ScienceThese spacecraft might rely on giant lasers for propulsion to reach more than 25 percent of the speed of light, according to the $100 million Breakthrough Starshot project unveiled earlier this year. Now scientists calculate how much damage such probes ...and more »

Earth-Like Planet Found Orbiting Sun's Nearest Neighbor - History;

Earth-Like Planet Found Orbiting Sun's Nearest Neighbor - History

HistoryEarth-Like Planet Found Orbiting Sun's Nearest NeighborHistoryAfter more than 15 years of research, astronomers have confirmed the existence of a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the small red dwarf star located some 4.2 light years, or 25 trillion miles away, from Earth. This may seem far, but it's extremely ...and more »

Proxima b: Scientists find 'second Earth' that could harbour life and is close enough to send a space mission to - The Independent;

Proxima b: Scientists find 'second Earth' that could harbour life and is close enough to send a space mission to - The Independent

The IndependentProxima b: Scientists find 'second Earth' that could harbour life and is close enough to send a space mission toThe IndependentA rocky planet that might have aliens on it has been found, close enough that we could travel there. The new world is just slightly bigger than Earth and sits about four light years away, orbiting Proxima Centauri. That star is the nearest one to our ...and more »

Getting to Proxima b might become an existential requirement - New Scientist;

Getting to Proxima b might become an existential requirement - New Scientist

New ScientistGetting to Proxima b might become an existential requirementNew ScientistSPACE just got a new frontier. The discovery of a rocky planet orbiting our nearest star makes it hard to resist imagining boldly going there. But while Captain Kirk and co could cover the 4.25 light years to Proxima b in hours, all we can do is strain ...and more »

Could there be a habitable planet just 4.25 light-years away? - Christian Science Monitor;

Could there be a habitable planet just 4.25 light-years away? - Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorCould there be a habitable planet just 4.25 light-years away?Christian Science MonitorHow close are our nearest extraterrestrial neighbors? They might be right next door, say astronomers. A new exoplanet candidate, dubbed Proxima b, is just 4.25 light-years from Earth, orbiting our nearest stellar neighbor. And it might be habitable.and more »

Earth-sized planet around nearby star is astronomy dream come true - Nature.com;

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

Nature.comEarth-sized planet around nearby star is astronomy dream come trueNature.comProxima 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 »

Round and round the mulberry bush - The Economist;

Round and round the mulberry bush - The Economist

The EconomistRound and round the mulberry bushThe EconomistA PLANET orbiting a star tugs it gently this way and that, so it oscillates between moving towards Earth and away from it. The velocities involved are tiny: for Proxima Centauri about two metres per second, a brisk walk. Nevertheless, the effect on the ...and more »

Everything you need to know about the new planet Proxima b (in gifs) - Washington Post;

Everything you need to know about the new planet Proxima b (in gifs) - Washington Post

Washington PostEverything you need to know about the new planet Proxima b (in gifs)Washington PostIn case you haven't heard, scientists think they've found an exciting new planet — one right in our back yard, closer than any exoplanet ever found before. But as with any exciting science story, the hype is drowning out the facts. Here's what you ...and more »

Did an Israeli scientist help discover the next Earth? - Jerusalem Post Israel News;

Did an Israeli scientist help discover the next Earth? - Jerusalem Post Israel News

Jerusalem Post Israel NewsDid an Israeli scientist help discover the next Earth?Jerusalem Post Israel NewsAn international team announced that a planet with a mass similar to that of Earth has been observed orbiting the star Proxima Centauri. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current Time 0:00. /. Duration Time 0:00. Loaded: 0%. 0:00. Progress: 0%. 0:00. Progress: 0%.and more »