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
Any planets orbiting two of the stars of Alpha Centauri are not likely bombarded by hazardous x-ray radiation. Planets located in Alpha Centauri A's habitable zone would receive a lower dose of x-rays than similar solar system planets orbiting the sun.
Space June 11, 2018
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
In the prehistoric times, a red dwarf passed and knocked off some parts of the Oort Cloud and created new objects with an unusual orbit. Instead of moving in a circular motion, they follow a V-shaped path.
Space March 22, 2018
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
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
Astronomers from the Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia in Spain, using the ALMA network of telescopes, discovered a dust belt material surrounding Proxima Centauri. This proposes that exoplanet Proxima B is not the lone alien planet near the sun.
Space November 8, 2017
At an arts and science festival, Stephen Hawking has issued a dire warning for humans: it's time to leave Earth and explore other worlds. The cofounder of Breakthrough Starshot calls for interstellar travel to preserve the species.
Space June 21, 2017
A new study took tentative steps toward exploring the climate of newly-discovered exoplanet Proxima B. The exoplanet is believed to boast an environment that is conducive to support life.
Space May 17, 2017
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
New research has challenged past assumptions that red dwarf star Proxima Centauri has no sun-like properties as it found a regular cycle of starspots. The finding has cast doubts about the habitability of the planet Proxima b hosted by it.
Space October 14, 2016