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Potentially Habitable Planet Found Only 4 Light Years Away

This artist’s impression shows the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System. (ESO/M. Kornmesser)
This artist’s impression shows the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System. (ESO/M. Kornmesser)

A planet has been found in the habitable zone of the closest star to Earth aside from our sun. Proxima Centauri is a red dwarf...




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