Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets
22 Dec , 2017 by Matt Williams
A mew study by a team of exoplanet scientists has revealed what kinds of planets are likely to lurk around Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system to our own.
Astronomy, ESO, Extrasolar Planets
7 Nov , 2017 by Matt Williams
According to a new study by an international team of scientists, Proxima Centauri could have dust belts that indicate the presence of more planets.
Guide to Space
21 Jun , 2017 by Fraser Cain
We know trips in space will take a long time. Can we go to sleep for the journey and then wake up when we arrive?
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Astronomy, News, Space Exploration, Space Exploration Technologies
2 Feb , 2017 by Matt Williams
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute have come up with an interesting way to slow down Starshot’s mission to Alpha Centauri, a proposal which has the side benefit of exploring Proxima b as well.
19 Dec , 2016 by Matt Williams
A new study details simulations that suggest that Proxima b could support life, assuming it has a magnetic field and a dense enough atmosphere.
27 Oct , 2016 by Matt Williams
A new study from the University of Bern indicates that most planets that orbit red dwarf stars might be water worlds, which could have a serious effect on the hunt for extra-terrestrial life
Astronomy, Exoplanets, News
12 Oct , 2016 by Matt Williams
Contrary to what we previously though, Proxima Centauri has some striking similarities to our Sun, which includes a solar cycle
7 Oct , 2016 by Matt Williams
New research suggests that Proxima b could be a lot more watery than we suspect, with roughly half the planet’s mass made up of water
29 Aug , 2016 by Matt Williams
Outside of the ESO, there are others who have been hunting for exoplanets around Proxima Centauri – including Dr. Kipping of the Cool Worlds lab
24 Aug , 2016 by Matt Williams
The ESO has officially confirmed the discovery of terrestrial planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, making it the closest exoplanet to our Solar System ever discovered
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