Aurora Cloud (auroracloud) wrote,
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Planet!

I just thought I'd let you know, a planet has been discovered orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System, within the habitable zone. Which means liquid water and therefore life as we know it could exist on its surface, though there still are other question marks like how the radiation from the star would affect things. But in any case, this is thrilling. Being the closest star outside our solar system, we can observe it much better than planets around more distant stars.





http://www.eso.org/public/usa/news/eso1629/
Tags: geekiness, space
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