Scientists traced another super-Earth around the Proxima Centauri, a red dwarf star only 4.2 light-years away.
Two emerging technologies could be combined to produce a powerful infrared signal that could be spotted from distant planets, according to research in The Astrophysical Journal.
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The Red Dots Campaign will target Ross 154, Barnard’s Star, and Proxima Centauri, three red dwarfs within ten light years of our solar system.
Simulations suggest that the closest Earth-like exoplanet would be habitable under a far greater range of orbital and atmospheric conditions than previously assumed.
Proxima b is the closest known exoplanet to our solar system. Now the Very Large Telescope will look for its neighbors.
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Oceans on Proxima b could harbor life.
Proxima b is the closest Earth-like planet ever discovered, a chill 4.2 light years from our rapidly warming planet.
“The search for life on Proxima b comes next.”