Planet With Earth-like Qualities Orbiting Closest Star

Credit: Artist's conception of Proxima b: ESO/M. Kornmesser

HOUSTON—A British-led team of international astronomers has discovered a rocky, Earth-like planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our Solar System. Exoplanet Proxima b circles its red dwarf star in the “habitable zone” where the thermal environment would permit the presence of water...

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