Planet found around Proxima Centauri!

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Planet found around Proxima Centauri!

Post #1by omega13a » 24.08.2016, 19:23

The good news is its a little bigger than the Earth and in the habitable zone. The bad news is, Proxima Centauri is a flare star.

https://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1629/
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Post #2by ammassoglobulare » 28.08.2016, 23:43

I think that journalists are ''abusing'' the term earth-like,
the only thing we have is just a sheet of paper with a bunch of lines, we don't know the atmosphere composition (which is pretty important, if not essential for determining the habitability of a planet/moon).
It's still pretty fascinating to know that we have a planet that is very close to us :smile: ...


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