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

The 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 ...

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 ...

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

The 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 ...

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

These 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 ...

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

A 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 ...