Harsh weather conditions due to the Proxima B's dwarf star could prevent the exoplanet from maintaining a viable atmosphere. Strong winds and radiation are some factors that could deplete its atmosphere.
After the discovery of the Earth-like planet in Alpha Centauri, the scientific community is now asking the very pertinent question, is Proxima B really habitable?
Stephen Hawking and Yuri Milner's Breakthrough Starshot may conduct a flyby to the newly discovered habitable planet, Proxima B.
A new Earth-like planet named Proxima b was recently discovered, and it’s only a few light years away from Earth. But scientists found that massive bursts of energy from the planet’s star could make it a little less habitable than we thought.