Tag: Proxima b

Scientists May Have Found A New 'Super-Earth' In Star System Nearest To Our Own

Proxima c was detected while scientists were reviewing data sets that revealed Proxima b in 2016. Scientists said that the super-Earth completes an orbit around its star Proxima Centauri within 1,900 days.

Space April 15, 2019

Proxima Centauri Unleashes Major Solar Flare That May Have Destroyed Chances Of Life On Nearest Exoplanet

Yes, modern technology hasn’t advanced to a point where we’re able to build space colonies. But the best candidate for our next Earth, Proxima B, may have just been fried by Proxima Centauri’s solar flare.

Space April 12, 2018

Massive Stellar Flare Hits Planet Proxima B Making Life Less Likely

Scientists have found that the solar system's nearest star Proxima Centauri hit its planet Proxima B with an enormous stellar radiation last year. It suggests that Proxima B is unhabitable because such flares have been occurring for billions of years.

Space February 27, 2018

NASA Plans To Send Mission To Proxima Centauri In 2069

Humans may visit solar system’s nearest stellar neighbor, Proxima Centauri, in 2069. Know how NASA is trying to make it possible.

Space December 21, 2017

Proxima B Update: Planet In Red Dwarf Habitable Zone May Not Support Life

Exoplanet Proxima B, touted as the “Earth Next Door,” may not be so habitable after all. In a new planet model, NASA scientists suggest that the atmosphere of such exoplanets may be threatened by oxygen loss.

Space February 9, 2017

Giant Telescope Joins Breakthrough Hunt For Planets In Alpha Centauri

Breakthrough Initiatives of Russian billionaire Yuri Milner will fund an upgrade to an instrument on the ESO’s Very Large Telescope, equipping it in its search for planets at Alpha Centauri.

Space January 10, 2017

METI Scientists Planning To Send Radio Signals To Closest Earth-like Exoplanet Proxima B To Initiate Alien Contact

San Francisco-based METI has announced plans to send signals to communicate with aliens, rather than waiting for them to call Earth. Aiming the project by the end of 2018, METI will be sending the first radio or laser signal to Proxima b - the nearest exoplanet before reaching out to other planets.

Space December 30, 2016

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