Earth Like World Spotted In Alpha Centauri System

After decades of searching the cosmos for possible Earth-like planets, astronomers have now confirmed the existence of a possible habitable world orbiting the star nearest to us in the universe.

The planet is called Proxima b and it orbits Proxima Centauri, a red dwarf star in the Alpha Centauri system about 4.2 light years away.

If life does exist on its surface it is probably very different from that on Earth because its star is very dim.

Scientists still aren’t sure if the planet has an atmosphere, but they have confirmed it’s a rocky Earth like planet that has the possibility of having water on its surface.

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