There's a new exoplanet that's shown to be highly habitable, and it's just a stone's throw away from Earth. Proxima Centauri b orbits the closest star to the solar system, the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri.
Researchers started a study to better understand the climate in Proxima B. The planet is found in the habitable zone that's why there is a huge possibility that it may have the same conditions as the Earth.
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.
NASA teases about new major findings of exoplanets. The agency said in a press release that embargoed information will be revealed in a press conference set to happen on Feb. 22.
Proxima b is one of the most popular exoplanets -- not just because it's an exoplanet in itself, but it's one of the closest exoplanets to Earth. Now, recent studies are suggesting that it may actually be habitable.
Newly discovered properties of the star Proxima Centauri supports the theory that life could thrive in its orbiting exoplanet.
There could be endless of other life forms in the infinite worlds out in space. Scientists figure it's time to say hello.
Scientists have found that Proxima b, a potentially habitable exoplanet nearest to Earth, may frequently experience massive superflares from its star, making it less habitable than believed.
The antimatter propulsion would cut travel times to the nearby Alpha Centauri star system to less than a decade.
Stephen Hawking's Breakthrough Listen added a new telescope located in Australia to search for alien life. And interestingly, the telescope also pointed out Proxima B, the exoplanet dubbed as 'potentially' habitable by the European Space Observatory (ESO).
Experts say that although water is a key ingredient to life, too much of it may also hinder the complex evolution of life forms in exoplanets.
There are four theories about Proxima B, the potentially habitable planet and that three of those theories suggest that there could be large oceans in the exoplanet.
Proxima Centauri experiences regular activity cycle of starspots just like the sun.
A tiny and inexpensive telescope will try to find Earth-like exoplanets in Alpha Centauri.